Damroot

Amma: “When growing up in the 1950s, we used to eat this dessert in Mysore at Ananda Bhavan. Our cook who used to work there gave us this recipe. Some people use the same ingredients and make it like a halwa. This dessert which is popular at weddings in India, since it can easily be prepared in large quantities, is called Kashi Halwa.”

 

Damroot

Recipe by Shanta Rao
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • Soraekai (Ghia) : 1 large

  • Khoa : 12 Oz

  • Saffron : 2-3 pinch

  • Sugar : 3 cups or to taste

  • Cashew pieces and raisins : 1/4 cup

  • Ghee : 2 Tbsp

Directions

  • Peel and grate the Soraekai. Then squeeze all the juice from the grated Soraekai
  • Lightly fry the cashews in the Ghee till they are golden brown
    Mix all the ingredients together till they are evenly combined
  • Transfer to a lightly greased tray and bake until the top browns nicely. Cool completely before serving