Pumpkin Halwa

Pumpkin halwa is a traditional Indian dessert made with pumpkin, sugar, ghee (clarified butter), milk, and various spices. It is a sweet and creamy dish that is often flavored with cardamom, saffron, and nuts. Here’s a simple recipe to make pumpkin halwa.

Pumpkin Halwa

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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Learn how to make a delicious Parangikai (yellow pumpkin) dessert with this easy recipe. Perfect for a sweet treat!


  • Parangikai (yellow pumpkin) – 1 medium piece

  • Rawa – 2 tablespoons

  • Milk – 1/2 cup

  • Sugar – 1 cup

  • Ghee – 4 tablespoons

  • Cashew nuts – 10

  • Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon


  • Cut a medium-sized, fully ripe yellow pumpkin into medium-sized pieces. Discard the seeds and peel the skin. Add a little water and cook until soft. Then mash well.
  • In a skillet, heat a teaspoon of ghee and fry the cashew nuts. Set them aside for later.
  • In the same skillet, heat another teaspoon of ghee and fry the semolina. Add the milk and let the semolina cook over low heat until it absorbs all the milk.
  • Add the mashed pumpkin and cook for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add sugar and cook until thickened.
  • Stir in the remaining ghee, fried cashew nuts and cardamom powder. Transfer to a greased bowl and enjoy!

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  1. OMG….this is awesome recipe…..it came exactly like Tirunelveli Halwa…..what’s your specialty is, you explain very simple……once again thank you so much Madam…….God Bless..!!!

  2. wow mam it came well tried today thank u mam so good

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