Monday, March 9, 2009


"Damrot", one of the rich sweets of south India.This is an easy but elegant sweet.When i want to prepare this sweet i usually remember my Brother, who just loves sweets and this is one of his favorites.

Ingredients :
2.5lbs Pumpkin
2½ cups Milk
1½ cups Sugar
2 tbsp Ghee
A Pinch Cardamom
A Pinch Nutmeg powder (Jayphal-optional)

For Garnish:
Dry fruits (Cashews, Pistachios, Almonds, Raisins)


  • Grate/grind(if in big quantity) the pumpkin and discard the water.
  • Heat ghee and add the grated pumpkin.
  • Stir and add milk.
  • Stir frequently, and when it becomes very thick, add sugar, cardamom and nutmeg powder.
  • Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture reaches (halwa) consistency.
  • Remove from heat, garnish with dried fruits and serve Warm.


  1. Wow Soumya! Damrot looks gr8! It is one of my favorites too. My mouth is watering...

  2. my mom makes this and it is sooo fantastic. she uses a different vegetable though


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