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Agra Ka Petha is one of the most popular Indian sweet from the city of Taj Mahal, Agra. Learn how to make/prepare Agra Ka Petha by following this easy recipe.

Agra Ka Petha Recipe
Preparation Time
10 Minutes
Cooking Time
25 Minutes
7.0 / 10 ( 16 votes)
Recipe Type
Serves 4

• 1 kg Ash Gourd (Petha) (peeled and cut)
• 1 tsp Alum Powder (Phitkari)
• 750 g Sugar
• 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
How to make Agra Ka Petha:
Take the ash gourd pieces and prick it with a fork.
Place the pieces in a large pan filled with water and add alum powder to it. Boil it for fifteen minutes and take off from heat. Drain and wash it thoroughly under cold water.
In a pan, take one cup of water and add sugar to it and cook it till the sugar is dissolved.
Add lemon juice to the sugar syrup and lower the flame and add the cooked ash gourd to it.
Cook till the ash gourd is completely cooked and the sugar syrup is thread like consistency.
Take off from heat and arrange the pethas in a tray, so that they do not stick to each other.
Allow it to cool completely.

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  Recipe Reviews
I like this recipe. I thought that it's very difficult to prepare but it seems that it's very easy to prepare. Now I surely will try this.
posted : 03-Apr-2014 10:16 PM

thank you sir for your kind informatiom,,, about ,,AGRA KE PETHA
Submitted by: abdul salam
posted : 17-Aug-2011 11:06 AM

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