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Pumpkin figs halwa

Radha Natarajan
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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ABOUT Pumpkin figs halwa RECIPE

A delicious sweet served during weddings in south india .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 3 cups of peeled white pumpkins chunks. ( Grated and drained of water , saving some for cooking pumpkin )
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped figs
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. few saffron strands
  5. 2 tbsp ghee/melted butter
  6. some toasted cashew nuts.
  7. 3/4 cup milk powder
  8. 1/2 cup full cream milk


  1. In a deep heavy bottomed vessel or pan ,add the grated pumpkin, thick milk and cook on a slow flame .add the figs also to cook along . When the water is almost dried out, add the sugar, saffron strands, toasted cashew nuts and stir well
  2. Add the milk powder , mix well till the halva is thickened .Add 2-3 tbsp of ghee at the end , stir well and allow halwa to cool. Serve chilled or warm.

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   May-13-2018

Nice one.

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