Pumpkin Moong Halwa

Pumpkin Moong Halwa

Ingredients

  • Parangikai (yellow pumpkin) – 1 medium piece
  • Green Gram Dhal (Moong Dhal) – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 4 to 5 tablespoons
  • Cashewnuts – few
  • Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon

Directions

  1. Take a medium size fully ripe yellow pumpkin piece. Remove the seeds and scrap the skin. Grate it finely. Take two cups of grated pumpkin and keep aside.
  2. Wash the green gram dhal (Moong dhal) and add enough water and cook it till very soft.
  3. In a kadai put a teaspoon of ghee and fry the cashew nuts and keep aside. In the same kadai, put one more teaspoon ghee and fry the pumpkin gratings till the water content is absorbed and cooked soft and dry. Add cooked moong dhal and mix it well. Then add sugar and stir well. Cook till it thickens. Add remaining ghee, fried cashew nuts and cardamom powder and mix well.
  4. Remove and transfer it to a greased bowl.

18 Comments

  1. kalaSrinivasan

    I like your website . The method / explanation of all the receipes is very clear and helpful.

  2. How long we should cook the halwa after adding sugar for getting the correct “halwa patham”

  3. Yoges Sundar

    In the same kadai, put one more teaspoon ghee and fry the pumpkin gratings till the water content is absorbed and cooked soft and dry.

    IS ONE TEASPOON OF GHEE IS SUFFICIENT TO COOK THE GRATED PUMPKINS?

    RAW PUMPKINS ARE GRATED RIGHT?

    HOW ABOUT STEAM OR BOIL THE PUMPKIN SLICES AND MASHING IT? SORRY.

    NOT TRYING TO CHANGE YOUR RECEIPE BUT JUST OUT OF CURIOUSITY.

    Your receipes are great anyway. Love your website.

    • Hi Yoges Sundar,

      Yes. 1 teaspoon ghee is sufficient for frying, since we add ghee at the end of cooking.
      Yes. Raw pumpkin is grated.
      Yes. You steam cook or even cook with little water and mash it. In fact I have already posted plain pumpkin halwa (wherein I cooked the pumpkin in water and mashed).

      Thank you for writing and you are most welcome to share your ideas with me.

      • Dear Kamala
        PL. let me know how to prepare sampa rice for chidabaram kosthu
        Dr.Swamy

        • Dr Swamy,

          It is very simple. Dry fry a tableslpoon of black pepper and half tablespoon jeeragam (cumin seeds) and powder it coarsely. Add this powder, salt and two to three teaspoons of ghee to a medium size bowl of cooked rice (preferably boiled rice (Puzhunkal arisi sadam). Mix it well. This is called samba sadam.

  4. Thank you

  5. Hai mam, your dishes are very good and easy steps are given to follow , Thankyou .Mam please give some ideas to prepare home made chocolates.Gayu

  6. Thank you mam ,I will wait.

  7. excellent.just prepared. my kids loved it. would be nice if i knew how many cups of grated pumpkin need to be taken. a medium piece would translate tohow many cups?

  8. Hi Kamala aunty,
    I made this halwa today and it came out very nice. Thank you so much. I was always wondering making halwa is a tough job. But your recipe made it so simple.

  9. Hi…

    I just came across your page and all your recipes look tempting. Would like to try this pumpkin-moong halwa. But can you suggest someother sweetner other than sugar. Can jaggery be added? How will it work out.

    TIA

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*