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Papaya halwa recipe (Papite ka halwa)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Kanan


  • 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts broken
  • 2 cups Papaya grated
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder



  • Take ripe papaya. Wash the papaya well.
  • Cut into half then remove the seeds and peel it.
  • Also cut and discard the top and bottom port (Pith/stem).
  • Cut into large pieces and start grating them using the box grater. You can use food processor as well.
  • Instead of grating, you can chop them into small pieces and mash them during the cooking process.

Making papaya halwa recipe:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in pan on medium heat.
  • Fry the cashews till they are golden brown. Drain it and remove it to a separate bowl and keep it aside.
  • In the remaining ghee, add grated papaya.
  • Mix well and keep cooking till all the moisture is evaporated. It took me 10 minutes. Do stir once in awhile.
  • Now add sugar and milk. Mix well.
  • Continue cooking with stirring occasionally. Cook till it is dry and gets halwa consistency.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon of ghee.
  • Mix it well and turn off the stove.
  • Lastly add fried cashews and cardamom powder.
  • Stir well.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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