Monday, January 28, 2013

Pumpkin Halwa / Kasi Halwa


Pumpkin halwa or popularly called as Kasi halwa is one traditional sweet that definitely is part of the wedding menu. I have infact only tasted them in weddings :) Its a very delicious sweet made out of a vegetable. I kind of like its texture while eating and just enjoy cup after cup. 

By the way does anyone know why its called Kasi halwa??? I dont see any connection of it to Kasi?



Pumpkin - 3 kgs
Sugar - 1/4 kg
Ghee - 4 tblp
Dried cucumber seeds
Orange food color - a pinch


Step 1: Cut the pumpkin into small pieces that are easy to handle.

Step 2: Grate the pumpkin using a grated until you reach the hard skin of the pumpkin. 


Step 3: Pass it through a large sieve to remove excess pumpkin water. All we need is the pulp. 

Step 4: Collect the pulp in a large vessel and pressure cook it in the cooker for 4 whistles. (This step helps in reducing the cooking time)


Step 5: Remove from cooker and transfer it to a heavy bottomed kadai and allow it to boil in medium flame until it becomes thick and transparent. Keep stirring it in between. This might take close to 30 minutes. 

Step 6: Add sugar and mix well. 


Step 7: Pour in the ghee and cook until the ghee separates on the sides. 

Step 8: Add orange food color and the dried pumpkin seeds and mix well. 

Step 9: Once it comes to room temperature, transfer it to a air tight container and store it. 

Enjoy eating delicious pumpkin halwa.


Written by: Nithya
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Rashida Shaikh said...

I never had pumpkin in any form, guess they appear in orange colour and I see a green colour in the pic.???
However, I must say those boxes and your presentation is marvellous.


The Picture is tempting ! :) loved the clicks !

notyet100 said...

Ummmm drooling ,,,feel likempicking one,,,

Rafeeda A. Raheem said...

beautiful pictures... love your blog! :)

Priya R said...

lovely recipe, new to me and what gorgeous presentation :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks so yummy

WeR SAHM said...

adorable clicks on kasi halwa... very cute concept...

Swati Sapna said...

This sounds super simple and looks super delicious! Yeah I wonder why its called Kssi halwa, theres gotta be a story behind it!

pepper bowl said...

halwa is just popping out of the usual your clicks are speaking a lot...

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Very delicious Halwa! This is one of my Husband's favorite sweet. Awesome clicks!

Nabanita Das said...

Lovely recipe dear... looking so tempting...

Kitchen Queen said...

amazing clicks and lovely recipe.

Acacia said...

They look amazing, and very adventurouse!

VineelaSiva said...

Yummy sweet.Always loved the clicks.

divya said...

Looks delicious n awesome. Lovely clicks.

Priya said...

Very attractive halwa, seriously missing it here;

Sona S said...

looks delicious and yummy.. loved the presentation..

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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

Oh the color!!! picture perfect!!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi Nithya,

Lovely pics as usual. We make kasi halwa too but always in the scoopable form.


Revathi said...

awesome pics....

Maha Gadde said...

very healthy n so tempting

mrinalini t said...

It is known as Kashi Phal in Hindi and in Urdu in Northern India. The halwa is called Kashi Halwa.

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