I ordered my weekly vegetables online,and I
normally receive cut slices of white pumpkin.
This time I received one whole pumpkin.
I think the pumpkin had too many of my stares,
and thoughts of what to do,as I didn’t have the
mood to cut it through.My mind for a weekend
dessert was something else , but here came a
power cut and as my oven is not connected to
the inverter,I had no option than to cut open
this pumpkin , and got ready to make a halwa
with it . Grated the vegetable…..after I finished
the power was back 😢.Whew!
Anyway no regrets as the dessert was amazing .
I have posted halwa recipes with this vegetable,
but this time there was an addition of wheat
flour and pistachio garnish .No colour , as I
wanted the pistachios to look contrasted to the
To the recipe now
300-400 gm white pumpkin grated
3/4 cup wheat flour
1 tsp cardamon powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
3/4 cup ghee
1 cup sugar or to taste
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk / coconut milk
A handful of crushed pistachios
Heat 1/4 cup ghee,and add the grated pumpkin.
Cook till it is partly dry and add the wheat flour
and mix well .
Keep mixing for 10 minutes adding 2-3 tsps of
ghee at intervals.
Add sugar and the rest of the ingredients,and
keep mixing till the mixture turns thick into
one lump.Keep adding the remaining ghee
gradually at intervals .
Transfer to a tray and top with pistachios .
Note : A question may arise why I didn’t
roast the flour first, and then add the
pumpkin.Had I roasted the flour the colour
would have changed light brown and the
taste would have been different . I wanted
the halwa to be white and the blend was
Check link for my previous post on the same