I had leftover pumpkin, too little to make anything substantial for the whole family, too precious to waste. Mum always says, waste not, want not. Randomly made a pumpkin halwa which I think turned out better than I expected!
· 2 cups white pumpkin, grated
· 1 cup sugar
· 2 tbsps ghee
· ¼ tsp cardamom powder
· A few saffron strands (soaked in warm water)
· 10 almonds, 10 cashew nuts, finely chopped (or nuts of your
Heat a kadai. ADD ghee and pumpkin. Sauté it on a low flame till the water evaporates. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron. Saffron gives is its natural colour. Add the nuts. Cook for another 2 minutes. Garnish with nuts and serve!
For those that are not lactose intolerant, try adding 1 tbsp condensed milk or 2 tbsp mawa. It definitely adds to the overall flavor.