Sweet Pumpkin Halwa / Sweet Pumpkin Dessert
Sweet Pumpkin Halwa, is an Indian dessert which is rich with mild flavours. Sweet Pumpkin Halwa is a nice twist to the Gajar ka Halwa or Damrot ( Ash Gourd Halwa).
  • ½ kilo - Sweet Pumpkin
  • ½ cup - Sugar
  • 6 to 8 tbsp - Ghee (Clarified Butter)
  • ½ ltr - Milk
  • 4 tbsps - Khova (Reduced Milk)
  • 2 tbsps - Poppy seeds
  • 1 inch - Cinnamon
  • Hand full of Cashews and Raisins
  1. Peel and deseed the Pumpkin and grate it.
  2. In a pressure cooker take 6 tbsps of ghee and add the grated pumpkin and cinnamon to it.
  3. Sauté the pumpkin for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add milk to this and pressure cook on a low flame with the whistle on.
  5. Cook the pumpkin for ½ and hour or till it releases 2 to 3 whistles.
  6. Switch off the flame and let the cooker cool down.
  7. Open the lid and again place the cooker on low flame without the lid.
  8. Let the pumpkin cook till the milk evaporates, which might take upto 15 mins or more. Keep mixing it in equal intervals.
  9. Once the milk is evaporated, add sugar and cook till the sugar melts and evaporates as well. Please be patient as this will take at least half an hour.
  10. Now increase the flame to high and let the halwa caramelise. Keep stirring it so that the Sweet Pumpkin halwa doesn't burn or stick to the bottom.
  11. The halwa should start coming together pulling away from the base and wall of the cooker.
  12. Add crumbled Khova to this and give it a good mix.
  13. In the meantime, in a small pan heat the remaining 2 tbsps of ghee and add poppy seeds and let it brown a little.
  14. Add Cashews and raisins and let them brown too. Add this to the halwa and give it a good mix.
  15. Serve Hot.
Recipe by MADaboutkitchen at https://madaboutkitchen.in/sweet-pumpkin-halwa-indian-pumpkin-dessert/