Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa

Kasi halwa(Pumpkin Halwa), a famous and traditional dessert served in marriages and also during Diwali and other auspicious occasions. Not sure why they call this as Kasi Halwa. This scrumptious dessert is made using white pumpkin. I have tasted these halwa in some engagement functions. Great dessert to treat the our family and guests. There are two version to prepare this wonderful and yummy halwa either using milk or without milk. This version is without milk version.

Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins

Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa
Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa

Grated White Pumpkin1 Cup*
Sugar1/2 Cup
Ghee2 tablespoon
Cardamom Powder1/4 teaspoon
Kesar Coloura Pinch

* 1 Cup Capaciry = 250ml

Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa
Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa

  1. Peel the white pumpkin and grate the inner portion. Measure the grated pumpkin along with the water. We don't need to squeeze the water as we need it to cook the grated pumpkin before adding sugar. Heat a pan and add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee and add cashews and fry them till they turn golden brown color. Take the fried cashews aside

  2. Add another teaspoon of ghee and add grated pumpkin and saute them till the raw smell goes off. Cover the pan with a lid and cook the pumpkin till they become soft

  3. When the pumpkin is cooked, add sugar, kesar powder and mix well. Adding sugar dilutes the mixture. No need to panic just keep stirring in medium flame

  4. When the pumpkin turns glossy and starts to combine well, add cardamom and ghee and mix well and keep stirring till the ghee is absorbed well into the halwa

  5. Finally add fried cashews and mix well and remove from flame

  6. Serve the yummy Kasi Halwa (White Pumpkin Halwa) hot.
  7. Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa
    Kasi Halwa | White Pumpkin Halwa

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Mami, i tried the recipe but pumpkin didnt cook enough. How can I alter this ? Can I pressure cook the halwa, will it make it better?



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