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Kaddu ka halwa

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion, gluten free, Indian, Kids choice, Vegetarian, Winter


  • deep pot
  • ladle


  • 1/2 kg pumpkin I have used yellow fleshed pumpkin.
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup jaggery light brown sugar if you don't have jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch nutmeg grated


  • Wash and peel and core the pumpkin.
  • Grate the pumpkin and set aside till you are ready.
  • Set a pan and add a tbsp of ghee to the pan and add the grated pumpkin.
  • Saute this on a medium heat till the pumpkin takes a deeper colour.
  • Sprinkle the jaggery powder and saute it further to cook the pumpkin.
    pumpkin halwa making.
  • The pumpkin releases water and cooks and reduces.
  • As the pumpkin cooks and breaks down keep mixing.
  • Sprinkle the cardamom powder and the second tablespoon of ghee and further reduce the halwa till it becomes glossy.
  • The halwa is now ready to serve.
    Kaddu ka halwa
Keyword Indian desserts, Pumpkin recipes, Winter warmers
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