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Agra ka Petha

Pratima Pradeep
40 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Agra ka Petha RECIPE

Agra ka petha is a sweet made of white gourd or pumpkin and it is famous all over the world. A sweet candy made using ash gourd or white pumpkin. The dessert originated in the Northern state of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. There are many variations that are now available to the original agra ka petha recipe. Shredded coconut is added to enhance flavours, some varieties use nuts. One famous variety is called kewda petha that uses a sweet fragrant essence to flavor this unique sweet. Kesar petha or angoori petha are loved by all, there is a big market for these sweets and agra petha recipes are very popular.

Recipe Tags

  • Navratri Recipe
  • Veg
  • Hard
  • Navratas
  • UP
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. 1 kg gourd or white pumpkin
  2. 1 and 1/2 kg sugar
  3. 1 tea spoon fitakari powder
  4. 1/4 kevra water
  5. 50 gm grated coconut


  1. Peel the pumpkin and Wash, now cut in large pieces. Prick them with the fork.
  2. Soak them into the fitakari water for 6 to 7 hours.
  3. Then wash and drain it well.
  4. Place a large pan fill with water and boil it. In the boiling water add the pieces of pumpkin. Cover it for 15 min on the medium flame.
  5. Turn off the flame and again drain it well so that no water should be there.
  6. On the gas put sugar and 1/2 cup of water till it becomes thick.
  7. On cooling, add kevra water and grated coconut and serve.

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Aman Kaur
Aman Kaur   Oct-08-2016

after draining water what's about pumpkin what should be done with sugar syrup plz elaborate

Meera Deshpande
Meera Deshpande   Oct-05-2016

what is fitakari water in

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