Pumpkin halwa recipe, Kaddu ka halwa (How to make pumpkin halwa)
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Pumpkin halwa recipe

Pumpkin halwa recipe – It is made from orange pumpkin aka kaddu, sugar, jaggery and milk. It has a touch of flavor from cardamom and coconut.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 271kcal
Author Kanan


  • 350 grams or 4 1/2 cups pumpkin (kaddu) peeled, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 7-8 Cashew nuts
  • 8-10 Raisins
  • 2 cups Milk
  • ¼ cup White granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Jaggery (Gur)
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 2 tablespoons Desiccated coconut



  • First peel the pumpkin and grate it using box grater or food processor.
  • Since it is hard and require too much efforts and arm exercise, I have used food processor to make this job easy.

Making pumpkin halwa recipe:

  • Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  • Once hot add cashews and fry till they are golden brown in color. Drain the excess ghee and remove the cashews in a plate or small bowl.
  • Now add raisins and fry till they plump up. Similarly drain the ghee and remove it to the same plate. Keep it aside.
  • In the remaining ghee add grated pumpkin. Mix and saute for 4-5 minutes. You will notice that it will starts to soften up.
  • Now add milk and mix. Let it come to a simmer.
  • And continue cooking and so stir every 4-5 minutes. Scrap the sides and bottom of the pan and make sure that it is not sticking to the pan.
  • Cook till all the milk is evaporated and it becomes thick. It took me 15-20 minutes.
  • Now add sugar and jaggery. Mix, both will start to melt.
  • Add cardamom powder and stir.
  • Cook with stirring occasionally till all the liquid is gone and it becomes thick and halwa consistency. It took me 5 minutes.
  • Now add fried cashews, raisins and desiccated coconut.
  • Mix, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then turn off the stove.


Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.9g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 12.7g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 29.9g | Vitamin A: 13850IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 1.6mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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