How to make Candied Pumpkin Seeds - Sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds cooked in sugar syrup till the mixture turns almost dry and becomes like chikki.

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Main Ingredients : Sugar (चीनी), Pumpkin seeds

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Mithais

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Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Hindi: cheeni
Ever imagined what life would be without some meetha? The gulab jamuns, barfis, pedas, laddoos, modaks, halwas…you can say let the sugar substitutes rule but not everything is possible with substitutes! One of oldest flavourings and condiments used by mankind, this ingredient is an instant provider of energy. Also available in various types, sugar is either derived from sugarcane or beetroot.

For more recipes related to Candied Pumpkin Seeds checkout Dhoda, Gujiya, Sakhar Bhaat. You can also find more Mithais recipes like Atte ka Sheera, Lavang Latika, Vrindavan Peda, Jamun Bread Halwa.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Candied Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Pumpkin seeds 2 cup

  • Sesame seeds (til) ½ cup

  • Cinnamon powder 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat ½ cup water in a non-stick pan. Add sugar and cinnamon powder, stir and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Add sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds and cook till the liquid evaporates and leaves a syrup-like coating on the seeds, stirring continuously.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture onto a silicon sheet and separate the seeds with a fork. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Serve or store it in an air tight container.