Monday, 16 September 2019

Pumpkin halwa, yellow pumpkin halwa, kaddu ka halwa

Today's recipe is pumpkin halwa || yellow pumpkin halwa || kaddu ka halwa, it is melt in mouth and very delicious dessert prepared using yellow pumpkin.  It is very easy to prepare in 20 - 30 minutes, we use to have pumpkin regularly in our diet when we are in Khurda, Odisha. Pumpkin halwa is the most loved dessert by my hubby from that time. We can prepare this in many ways, the one i am sharing today is my favorite and always hit at home. Adding mava / kova to this halwa add rich and creamy taste to this halwa. I used full fat milk to prepare khova, condensed milk and brown sugar to make this halwa creamy and tasty. Also we can prepare this halwa by grating or by cutting pumpkin into pieces. I always choose to prepare halwa by grating pumpkin. We can use dry fruits of your choice, i used cashew nuts and almonds. Again here you have choice you can add dry fruits by frying in ghee or you can add grated nuts, today i added grated nuts in halwa.

 Taking this delicious pumpkin halwa to #FoodieMondayBloghop fb group's  #213 theme #LetsCelebrateFall theme . This week theme was suggested by Poonam Bachhav, she blogs at Annapurna. She is a wonderful and talented chef, recently she won "super Chef" cooking competition conducted by Tata Sampann and also got chance to meet  chef "Sanjeev Kapoor" πŸ˜. She suggested us to prepare fall recipes for fall season. Some of the veggies, fruits that we get in this fall season are pumpkin, apples, pomegranate, figs, fennel, winter greens, broccoli, sweet potatoes,  etc.. As per theme we all bloggers planned to prepare fall party recipes, I thought to prepare pumpkin choco chip cake but because of some reasons i ended up with my favorite pumpkin halwa, thanks Poonam for accepting my request.


Let's start our recipe..

                Pumpkin Halwa 

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2 bowls
Category : Desserts
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Main ingredients : yellow pumpkin 
Author : Aruna SarasChandra


Yellow pumpkin - 1/2 kg
Milk - 4 cups
Condensed milk - 1 cup
Brown sugar - 2 tsp
Cardamom / elachi powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 3/4 cup
Cashew nuts - 7
Almonds - 7


1) Boil milk on medium flames till reduces to half. 

2) Peel yellow pumpkin skin and grate it. 

3) Heat a pan with 3tsp of ghee then add grated pumpkin fry it well till it cook well without any raw smell. 

4) Mean while grate cashew nuts and almonds. 

5) Add boiled and reduced milk / mava to the above fried pumpkin mix it well and cook till pumpkin absorbs milk. 

6) Now add condensed milk, brown sugar and elachi powder mix everything well. 

7) Cook the above on low to medium flames till we get thick and creamy consistency by adding remaining ghee. 

8) our yellow pumpkin halwa is ready add grated cashew nuts and almonds. 

Serve pumpkin halwa hot or cooled as per your wish and enjoy this fall with your loved ones😍. 


** Adjust ghee quantity according to your taste. 

** You can also skip adding milk. 

** instead of condensed milk and brown sugar you can use sugar or jaggery. 

** Instead of grating pumpkin you can cut into pieces.

Also check other desserts by just clicking the link below pic.. 

                       Besan Ladoo         

                     Poha Badam Ladoo

                     Ragi Peanut ladoo            

       Sabudana Coconut Ladoo

              Puffed Rice/Maramarala Ladoo

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