Petha is one of the most-loved Indian desserts that are basically translucent soft, chewy candies which is made using ash gourd or white pumpkin. The word 'petha' also stands for a vegetable that can be used to make curries, sabji and snacks. The history of Petha dates back to the time of Mughals and it is believed that Petha has originated somewhere in the Indian subcontinent, in either Bihar or Jharkhand. It has been renowned for its soft and glutinous texture. Making petha at home is easier than one may think. All you need is to take ash gourds, boil and cut them into pieces, soak them in lime and lastly dip them in sugar syrup.
Check out some recipes that are made using this flavourful Indian candy.
Make soft and vibrant pethas in different colours and indulge in its amazing mouth-watering flavours. They are also easy to prepare and can be made in under 20 minutes.
Khatta meetha petha curry is quite popular in Punjabi so don’t think of missing out on this. This recipe is made using a vegetable 'kaddu' , instead of your pedha candy.
Head to your kitchen and make these unique petha kulfis that will give your meals a perfect ending. Also, they are perfect for every occasion be it it birthday parties or an intimate get together.
Kiss goodbye to sticky hands and make these petha mawa sticks, having rich flavours evident in every bite you take.
Amidst this festive season, serve your guests these gulab petha that will have them hooked.