Let me welcome the New Year with a sweet thing which is extremely soft inside but seems crispy from outside. It’s sweet pumpkin gargi, which looks like a doughnut but actually is a traditional recipe of North Karnataka. Extremely good, absolutely delicious and just melts in mouth. Yum is the only word that can define this super sweet pumpkin gargi. You can relate this sweet thing with typical Kajjaya, a well known dessert of Diwali. The texture and looks are similar but recipe is super easy and foolproof. Hence unlike Kajjaya, the chances of messing yourself with gargi recipe is far remote.
I was super excited to make the good use of sweet pumpkin which was way larger than usual and occupied the entire shelf of my refrigerator. Though I bought only half portion of a mammoth pumpkin, it was extremely big for my small family. And I was very sure that I cannot clear the veggie off making curry or chutney in a row. So back in my mind I was going through all the super yummy pumpkin recipes of the world and landed up choosing a sweet that is easy but equally delicious.
Pumpkin in itself has most of the sweetness which is why I used less jaggery than necessary. But gargi tasted perfectly sweet to my mouth and loved the texture offered by grated pumpkin. You can even chop the veggie in to chunks in order to cook with jaggery. But in that case, you may have to literally mash it up. If you would like to grate the pumpkin like me, the texture inside the gargi would surely surprise you.
If you have some extra pumpkin and you are keen to turn it in to a snack, then gargi can be the best option. Kids would definitely enjoy it as after-school snack.
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