• Benwen Lopez

Pumpkin Halwa

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!

Collect it:

· 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


Make it

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.

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