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Angoori Petha

Indian Cooking Recipe : Angoori Petha

Ingredients :
2 kg. White pumpkin
¼ tsp slaked lime
3 cups sugar
a few drops yellow food colour
1 cup dried coconut

Method :
Peel and deseed the pumpkin.
Scoop out balls from the pumpkin by using a melon scoop.
Prick each pumpkin ball with a fork at close intervals.
Rub the slaked lime on the pumpkin balls and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Wash the pumpkin balls thoroughly. Drain and keep aside.
In a heavy bottomed pan, mix the sugar and yellow food colouring with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Remove any impurities floating on the surface, using a slotted spoon.
Put the pumpkin balls and cook on a high flame for 10 to 15 minutes.
Take out from the fire. Cool completely.
Drain from the sugar syrup and roll the petha balls in dried coconut.