Kumbalakayi halwa or Kashi halwa or dumroot halwa recipe explained with step by step pictures. This is an authentic and healthy halwa recipe from Karnataka. Kumbalakai halwa or kashi halwa is prepared using ashgourd, sugar and ghee. Budu kumabalakai or ashgourd halwa is very tasty and is considered as very healthy halwa. I have posted two more tasty recipes using ashgourd. They are "ashgourd majjige huli" and ashgourd palya or stir fry recipes.
In Karanatka 2 types of ashgourd halwa aka kashi halwa recipes are in practice. First one adding sugar directly into the cooked ashgourd. And the second one is making the thick sugar syrup using ashgourd cooked water. The first one is very simple but consumes more time and yields less halwa. The second one yields more halwa and consumes less time. I have explained the second method here.
I feel preparing halwa is easy compared to other sweet recipes. I have posted easy carrot halwa and tasty banana halwa recipes. Soon I will be posting many more halwa recipes. Now coming back to ashgourd halwa, generally food colour is added to kumbalakai or kashi halwa. But I didn't add as food colour is not so good for health. Ashgourd halwa is my favorite. It is very tasty. I would say this is a must try recipe.
If you are looking for more sweet recipes then do check our rave unde or rava laddu, halu bai, Carrot badam payasa, pineapple payasa, hurigadale unde or fried gram laddu, kesari bath, easy milk peda, badam puri, badusha and coconut burfi recipes.
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 30 min
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