How to make Pumpkin Halwa -

Red pumpkin, khoya cooked in ghee with sugar and dried fruits.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Red Pumpkin, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Pumpkin Halwa

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pumpkin Halwa Recipe

  • Red Pumpkin peeled and grated 800 grams

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 100 grams

  • Khoya/mawa grated 70 grams

  • Cashewnuts 10-12

  • Raisins 10

  • Raisins 8-10

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadai. Add the pumpkin and sauté on low heat till soft. Add the sugar, mix well and cook till the sugar melts and the moisture evaporates.

Step 2

Add the khoya, cashewnuts, raisins and pistachios and mix well. Cook for five minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and sprinkle green cardamom powder. Serve hot.

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