#Pumpkin #Squash Halwa #Recipe

Kaddu(petha) ka halwa, or pumpkin (squash) puree/halwa. It is not like carrot or semolina halwas, it has very soft creamy texture and it is very sweet.

I have tried making this halwa several times following the same recipe, and each time i made, it got improved and tasted better, so the more you try the better results you get every time.

The hardest part for me is peeling pumpkin, because it is pain and needs a lot of energy. This website gives you tips on how to peel pumpkin easily ( How I Make Peeling (and Cleaning) Pumpkin a Little Easier ).

It can be a sweet dish or a perfect breakfast with bread or puris.


  • 3 cups shredded/chopped pumpkin (squash/kaddu/petha)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • cardamom powder

How to:

  • Shred pumpking using meat mincer or you can chop pumpkin into small cubes
  • Heat the ghee in a pan or wok
  • Add pumkin and let it cook until it releases waterimg_20170120_124620-01.jpegimg_20170120_130857-01.jpeg
  • Add water, stir and cover until it cooks and get softened, and should be of mashable consistancyimg_20170120_131107-01.jpeg
  • Let it simmer for 3 minutes then add sugar and cardamon
  • Cook and stir untill thickens, and water reducedimg_20170120_141852-01.jpeg
  • Garnish it with pumpkin seeds or dry fruits
  • It can be served hot or cold


Note: Don’t throw pumkin in a blender adding water to it, because it will take for ever to get rid of the water.


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