3.4/5 rating (45 votes)

Pumpkin Halwa

Kuddu da Halwa

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 6
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 20 mins
Pumpkin Halwa

A bright orange sweet pumpkin mash

Hari says

Indians are real lovers of sweets and confectionary. There are hundreds of different types of sweetmeats and desserts that are made from all kinds of fresh vegetables from carrots to squashes. Pumpkin has the perfect plump flesh to work with this type of sweet pudding which is served before the fasting period as well as a delicious dish to have for elevenses with a cup of chai. So if you have a sweet tooth and want to try something different with a lovely vegetable, give this a go, you will be in a happy place (even more delicious served with a scoop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream).

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 500g pumpkin, peeled and grated
  • 250g brown sugar 
  • 50ml milk
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 10 cardamoms, ground (1 tsp ground cardamom powder) 
  • 20 cashew nuts


  1. Heat up 1 tsp of ghee and then add the cashew nuts until they have roasted and turned golden brown (2-3 mins). Remove and set to one side.
  2. Add a little more ghee to the pan and saute the pumpkin for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and cook until the pumkin has a dry consistency. 
  4. Stir in the sugar and turn the heat up and stir to evapourate any excess liquid.
  5. Stir in the remaining ghee and crushed cardamom. Once it has thickened it will starts to come away from the sides of the pan. Remove from the heat.
  6. Once the halwa has cooled sprinkle with the toasted cashews and serve at room temperature (a dollop of whipped cream goes really well with this too).

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)14
of which saturates (g)7
Carbohydrates (g)56
of which sugars (g)44
Fibre (g)3
Protein (g)4
Salt (mg)28
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

Useful equipment

Go to the shop

This goes well with

You may also like to try

Share this

“ Thank you for printing this recipe for my delicious Pumpkin Halwa ”


Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.

By providing your email address you are allowing Hari Ghotra LTD to send you email communications in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

“ Don’t forget you can stay up-to-date with all my latest recipes by following me on Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest or by subscribing to my YouTube channel ”
Hari Ghotra