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- Not to be confused with Peda.
Petha (Hindi: पेठा pronounced [ˈpeːʈʰaː]) is a translucent soft candy from North India. 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).
|Place of origin||Agra, India|
|Region or state||North India|
|Main ingredients||Ash gourd vegetable, sugar|
|Variations||Kesar petha, Angoori petha, dry petha, Lal petha, chocolate petha, slice petha, Pan Petha|
|Cookbook: Petha Media: Petha|
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.
- T. R. Gopalakrishnan Vegetable Crops, p. 138, at Google Books
- Ammas cooking
- Daftuar, Swati (9 June 2012). "Food Safari: in search of Agra Petha". The Hindu. Retrieved Jun 30, 2015.
- Mishra, Ishita (31 August 2014). "Petha industry not harming Taj: Kalraj". Times of India. Agra. Retrieved Jun 29, 2015.
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