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Petha is a popular Indian sweet recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Petha by following this easy recipe.

Petha Recipe
8.8 / 10 ( 31 votes)
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• 1 kg White Pumpkin (firm)
• 2 tsp Calcium Hydroxide (kitchen lime)
• tsp Alum Powder (Fitkari)
• 3 drops Screwpine Essence (Kewra)
• 800 gm Sugar
• 1 tsp Rose Water
• 2 cups Water
How to make Petha:
Dissolve alum powder in water ( cup) and keep it aside.
Dissolve kitchen lime in 1 litre water, strain with a clean cloth twice if required, and keep it aside.
Wash, peel and deseed the pumpkin. Cut it into 25 mm. (1") squares and prick each piece with a fork all over.
Soak the pieces in lime water for 30 minutes.
Drain the lime water and wash the pieces thoroughly under clean running water for 2-3 minutes.
Put the pumpkin pieces in a bowl. Pour alum water on the pieces and shake the bowl so that all the pieces get evenly coated.
Drain the alum water. Take sufficient amount of water in a heavy bottomed pan and boil the pumpkin pieces till they become soft and transparent.
In the meantime, make syrup of sugar and water of 2 thread consistency.
Put drained pumpkin pieces in the sugar syrup and boil till syrup becomes thick again.
Turn off the flame and take out the pieces.
Keep covered the syrup with a mesh, overnight.
Again boil the syrup and add the pieces.
Cook it for 3-4 minutes and turn off the flame. Let the pieces cool.
Now sprinkle Kewra and rose water over the pieces. Allow petha to cool completely. Refrigerate it.
Petha is ready to serve.
Petha Recipe

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  Recipe Reviews
i made petha according to your method it that was yummy petha same like Agra. I m very thankfull to you
Submitted by: amrendra srivastava
posted : 09-Apr-2013 05:35 AM

I like petha very much i never knew i could get its recipe thanks a ton
Submitted by: Pakiza
posted : 15-Jun-2011 09:56 AM

I like this reciepe.
Submitted by: aakanksha
posted : 23-Jul-2010 04:40 AM

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