Petha is a translucent soft candy from the Indian subcontinent made from ash gourd or white pumpkin, or simply petha in Hindi and Urdu.
Long time back, when Shah Jahan ruled Agra, he asked his chefs to make a unique dessert that is as pure and white like the Taj Mahal. The royal chefs worked hard and came up with a new invention called Petha. Due to its ingredients, comprising of fruit, sugar and water, it is considered the purest dessert in the world.
Also, as the white petha is high in dietary fibre, it improves gut health as well which means that those who have indigestion issues such as constipation, gas, and acidity must include this drink in their lifestyle.
Angoori Petha is a famous sweet from the city of Agra, known for its association with the iconic Taj Mahal. It is a traditional Indian sweet made from winter melon (also known as ash gourd or white pumpkin), sugar, and flavoured with cardamom or saffron.