Pumpkin halwa

sweet dish

Recipe by sunita arcot of hyderabad, IN

Great for Halloween

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 2 cups White pumpkin grated
    • ½ tsp elaichi powder
    • 3 tbsp chopped kaju
    • 3 tbsp chopped almonds
    • 3 cups milk
    • 1 cup sugar
    • a pinch of kesar threads
    • 1/2 cup khoa
    • 3 tbsp Ghee


    1. Grate the pumpkin and squeeze the water.
    2. Boil milk in a non stick kadai and add the grated pumpkin. Add Elaichi powder, Kesar and the nuts.
    3. Keep stirring on high heat until milk dries.
    4. Add Sugar and continue to cook on low heat.
    5. Lastly, add the grated Khoa and mix well. The Halwa should now be dry.
    6. Add Ghee, mix  and serve hot with chopped nuts.


    smita nair

    great taste and quick to make


    Dear Sunita, thanks very much, for the nice recipe , indeed. Meanwhile, I have a little confusion regarding White pumpkin, the main ingredient, you have mentioned in the recipe. Please, help me to know, if it means, long squash (bottle guard), OR the Ash guard. Regards, Shweta.