About Petha Recipe | Agra Ka Petha Recipe: If there is anything that comes close to the popularity of Taj Mahal from Agra, it is the delicious and popular Agra Ka Petha, a popular Indian sweet from the state. It is translucent looking, soft, chewy and candy-like, eaten dry or dipped in sugar syrup (chashni). Petha is known to be made from ash gourd vegetable, also known as winter melon or white pumpkin. Petha is of rectangular or cylindrical shape and loved by kids and adults alike. With the growing demand of this Indian dessert, there is now a wide variety of Petha available including kesar petha and angoori petha. Although cooking petha at home can be a huge task, but our recipe here will make it a little easy for you to be able to enjoy this delicious treat at home!