Simple, easy, quick yet very satisfying. This is a traditional Turkish recipe that we enjoy making, especially during the winter season. But you can make it whenever you find fresh pumpkins. Let’s get to the recipe!
INGREDIENTS (200Kcal per serving):
- 2 kg pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of choice
- Tahini and walnuts
- Or Turkish creme/ashta/kaymak
Peel the pumpkins and slice them into chunky cubes. Wash them thoroughly, pat them dry, and place them in a large pot. Add the sweetener of choice to cover the cubes. Cover its lid and let it sit for 3 hours. Sweetener will help the pumpkin to release its water during this process. After 3 hours, start cooking on the stove at medium heat until pumpkin cubes are softened. Serve while hot or cool. You can drizzle tahini and nuts while serving. If you want to try the traditional way, you can get either Turkish kaymak or Arabic ashta from a Middle Eastern supermarket and serve it with a scoop of it. Enjoy.
NOTE: Stirring is not required while cooking.