AGRA KA PETHA (Indian sweet)

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  • ½ kg white pumpkin
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup lime water
  • ½ kg sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 6-7 cardamoms , powdered
  • 1 teaspoon rose water


  1. Wash and peel the pumpkin.
  2. Discard the seeds and mushy centre.
  3. Cut the pumpkin into square pieces and soak in water for nearly two hours.
  4. Wash the pieces once again, pat dry and soak in lime water for three hours.
  5. Drain and cook the pumpkin in water till it turns transparent.
  6. Now take the sugar, lime juice and cardamom and mix to get a thin syrup.
  7. Immerse the pumpkin in this syrup and place it over medium heat for a few minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and pour a few drops of rose water over the pieces.
  9. Serve.