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Course Dessert
Place of origin Agra India, Pakistan
Region or state North India, Pakistan
Main ingredients Ash gourd vegetable, sugar
Variations Kesar Petha, Angoori Petha, Dry Petha, Lal Petha, Chocolate Petha, Slice Petha,
Cookbook:Petha  Petha

Petha (Hindi: पेठा pronounced [ˈpeːʈʰaː]) is a translucent soft candy from North India and Pakistan (Punjab region and metros). Usually rectangular or cylindrical, it is made from the ash gourd vegetable (also known as winter melon or white pumpkin, or simply petha in Hindi and Urdu).

With growing demand and innovation, more varieties of the original preparation are available. Many flavoured variants are available, e.g. Kesar Petha, Angoori Petha etc. There are some other variations based on content, one with coconut mixed, another with some nuts put into it. Sometimes kewda essence is used to flavour petha.[1]

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