Peel and deseed the pumpkin. Using a melon scooper, scoop out balls from the pumpkin.
Prick the pumpkin balls and rub them with slaked lime . Keep it aside for 5 minutes.
Wash the pumpkin balls thoroughly. Drain and keep aside.
In a pan, combine the sugar and yellow food colouring with 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add the pumpkin balls and cook on high flame for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cool completely and serve.