Pumpkin Halwa is an epitome of finest Indian sweets prepared from khoya, pumpkin, milk and flavoured with cardamom to give you an irresistible taste. Don't miss this quick & easy kaddu ka halwa recipe by Chef Nandita Iyer in today's Britannia Dessert Carnival special.
Scoop out the seeds and membranes from the pumpkin and peel it.
Using a food processor or a manual grater, grate or finely chop the pumpkin.
Use a heavy bottomed pressure pan to prepare the halwa. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in pressure pan. Add the grated pumpkin. Saute on medium flame for 5 minutes.
Add the milk, give it a stir. Cover the pressure pan with its lid, along with the whistle. Cook for 3 whistles and on sim for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and allow the pressure pan to cool.
Open when cool. Add the grated khoya and sugar, along with saffron strands dissolved in 1 tsp milk. On a low flame, allow to simmer until most of the milk has solidified and halva is dry. At this stage add the powdered green cardamom seeds, stir well to mix.
Remove this into a bowl.
In a small saucepan, heat 1 tbsp ghee. Fry the cashewnut until golden brown, drain and keep aside. Fry the raisins until puffed up. Transfer both the cashews and raisins over the Halwa.
Serve chilled or warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.