Red Pumpkin Halwa

For the second day of the second week of BM #17, here is a halwa which is an absolute delight.

The sweet fanatic in me cursed myself for having made so little of this halwa. Rest assured I am going to make it as often as there is pumpkin in the refrigerator. The sugar in there is just keeping me at bay!

Ingredients - 

Red Pumpkin peeled, deseeded and cubed 2 cups
Coconut milk (Lite) 2 cups (regular milk works fine too)
Sugar 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (adjust as required)
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1 Tbsp (more if preferred)
Roasted Cashews for garnish

Red Pumpkin Halwa

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated heavy bottomed pan (I used a non stick pan), add coconut milk and the pumpkin cubes.

Let the pumpkin cook. It takes about 15 min. Then gently mash the pumpkin with a ladle. The coconut milk begins to solidify after a few more minutes.

Add sugar and ghee and keep stirring the mixture until it all comes together as a single mass (about 10 min). (The resultant halwa was a little sticky but the taste was divine!)

Sprinkle the cardamom powder and remove from fire. 

Garnish with roasted cashews and serve upon cooling.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 17.   

Linking this to CookEatDelicious 's 'CEDD - Pumpkin' hosted by Mireille.

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes a little less than 1 cup
Posted by Harini R on Monday, June 11, 2012


  1. Usha Says:
  2. Mouthwatering halwa, Harini!

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. wow awesome halwa...never tried this...

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  5. Sangeetha M Says:
  6. you people are tempting me with such delicious halwas...haven't tried with red/yellow pumpkin..nice recipe!

  7. Shobha Says:
  8. halwa looks delicious..

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. That's too good..

  11. Akila Says:
  12. Mouthwatering halwa

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  13. Unknown Says:
  14. Very easy and yummy!!!!

  15. looks so yummy and thanks for linking up

  16. Yummy looking Halwa.. looks so glossy ..

  17. Ms.Chitchat Says:
  18. All I can say after seeing this post is "Wow", too good,loved the texture.

  19. Who can believe that such a yummy looking halwa is made of red pumpkin...excellent

  20. awesome lip smacking tempting and finger licking halwa.

  21. Priya Suresh Says:
  22. Drooling rite now here..Super tempting halwa.

  23. mouthwatering and tempting halwa,sounds delicious....

  24. divyagcp Says:
  25. Delicious Halwa.
    Looks very inviting.

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  26. Jayanthi Says:
  27. ooh the pumpkin halwa looks super yum. Its always the case, when you make less it tastes even more good. Nice one Harini....

  28. Suma Gandlur Says:
  29. Love this halwa. A preferred one in Bangalore region during functions for breakfast.

  30. Padmajha Says:
  31. Never had red pumpkin halwa. Looks gorgeous...

  32. veena Says:
  33. Looks too tempting!!!!Want to have some now!!!

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