Pumpkin Halwa

Not many like pumpkin but have you ever tasted a halwa made with pumpkin? Don't judge it before you try it. It's supremely delicious and easy to make too! And since pumpkin is a super food, it would you good to include it in your menu.

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Pumpkin Halwa

Main ingredients Pumpkin, Ghee, Full fat milk, Green cardamom powder, Saffron, Nutmeg powder, Sugar, Mawa, Cashewnuts, Almonds, Pistachios
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithai
Prep time 15-20 minutes
Cook time 30-35 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 4 cups grated pumpkin
  • 1½ tablespoons ghee
  • 2 cups full fat milk
  • ½ teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • A large pinch of saffron
  • A pinch of nutmeg powder
  • ¾ cup granular sugar
  • ½ cup grated mawa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashewnuts
  • 1½ tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 10-12 pistachios, blanched, peeled and slivered + for garnish
  • Silver warq for garnish
  • 5-6 cashewnuts, vertically halved and fried


  1. Heat ghee in a deep and wide non-stick pan. Add pumpkin, mix and sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add milk, green cardamom powder and saffron and mix. Add nutmeg powder and mix till well combined. Continue to cook, stirring in between, for 12-15 minutes or till the pumpkin softens and the mixture thickens.
  3. Add sugar, mawa, cashewnuts, almonds and pistachios and mix. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes or till the mixture thickens again.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and transfer into serving bowls. Garnish with silver warq, fried cashewnuts and slivered pistachios.