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Recipe of Pumpkin Halwa

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Pumpkin Halwa

An exotic Halwa made with the goodness of pumpkins and the aroma of cinnamon.


  • 1 kg peeled pumpkin-cut into 1 "dices
  • 1 1/2" cinnamon stick
  • 150 ml water
  • 150 gm grain sugar or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp butter / oil / pure ghee
  • 50 gm raisins
  • 2 Tbsp grated-roasted coconut
  • 2 Tbsp flaked-roasted almonds

How to Make Pumpkin Halwa

  1. Place the pumpkin, water and, cinnamon in a saucepan. Cover and cook until tender. Drain and mash the pumpkin.
  2. In a large pan, heat 4 tbsp of, oil until hot.
  3. Add the pumpkin, stirring, continuously.
  4. Allow the puree to reduce and thicken and darken, for about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in enough sugar to sweeten. Continue cooking until the halwa reduces into, a deep amber & glossy mixture.
  6. Spoon into a serving dish & serve hot, decorated with raisins, coconut and almonds.

Neer Nayan »» 8 months ago »»

A winter's delight! Sugar can be replaced with seeded, finely chopped dates or jaggery.