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Pumpkin Halwa ( Kasi Halwa)

Radha Natarajan
5 minutes
Prep Time
12 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Pumpkin Halwa ( Kasi Halwa) RECIPE

Traditional Pumpkin sweet made by South Indians for weddings and Diwali

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Diwali
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Simmering
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 3 cups grated pumpkin
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 2 tbsp fried cashewnuts
  4. 2 tbsp fried rasisins
  5. a pinch of cardamom powder
  6. 4 tbsp ghee
  7. A tiny pinch of kesar food colour


  1. Peel the green skin of the pumpkin and grate.
  2. In a pan add a tsp of ghee and roast the cashews till golden brown,set aside..
  3. Add 1 tbsp of ghee along with grated pumpkin and saute for 2 minutes to rid of the raw smell of the pumpkins..
  4. add sugar,kesar food color, pinch of cardamom powder and mix well.
  5. as the whole mixture appears thick, shining and little sticky , you can feel the pumpkin pulp with sugar syrup thick and no water leaves the sides.
  6. switch off the gas or wait for some more minutes, just tilt the pan in which the halwa is getting thickened, if no water leaves the sides , and the whole mixture seems to slide together, it is ready .

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Shashi Bhargava
Shashi Bhargava   Sep-08-2017


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