Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Pumpkin Coconut Halwa

Happy Diwali to all of you! Well one more day to go for sweets, without a care, then have to get back to fitness -conscious diets. Anyways, this recipe is very delicious. I love pumpkins and coconuts and this recipe has both. I used to think that almost all diwali sweets recipes are similar, but trust me it's all about using ingredients in  perfect proportions, and that creates a perfect sweet, with it's own distinguished taste. This recipe finishes my Diwali special week. Hope you like them all!!

You need
1 kg pumpkin
1 ltr milk (for khoya)
3 cups fresh coconut (grated)
3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
3\4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1\2 teaspoon cardamom powder
Pinch of cinnamon powder
1/2 cup water (or more)

1. Boil milk and keep stirring till it thickens and looks like a dough. This will be around a cup of khoya or more.

2. Peel and cut pumpkin. Cook in water on high flame till soft.

3. When cooled, puré the pumpkin.

4. In a pan, heat ghee and cook pumpkin purée for 5 minutes.

5. Add sugar and khoya. Cook till thickens.

6. Now add nuts, cardamom and cinnamon powder.

7. Lastly add coconut and mix well.

8. Serve hot.



  1. I didn't know that the halwa can be made at home. thank you for the recipe!

  2. Lovely and love all those flavors. Never made halwa with pumpkins but now, I am all ready. Btw, I am following you on blogger. Appreciate the same. Thanks.