firstly, grate 3 cups of ash gourd making sure to discard the skin.
take the grated ash gourd into large kadai along with juice released from ash gourd.
cook for 25-30 minutes or till the ash gourd is cooked completely and water is absorbed.
now add 1 cup sugar and ¼ tsp saffron. adjust sugar to your sweetness.
mix well till the sugar dissolves completely.
boil for 5 minutes or more till the sugar syrup thickens.
simmer for 10 minutes or more till the sugar syrup is absorbed completely.
further, add ¼ cup ghee and mix well.
mix till the ghee starts to release from sides.
now fry 15 cashews with a tsp of ghee till they turn golden brown.
pour the fried cashews over khushbanda halwa along with¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
finally, mix and serve kashi halwa / ash gourd halwa hot or refrigerate and enjoy for a week.