Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Almond Halwa

Pumpkin Halwa, a real feast for sweet lovers..although here its peak season for pumpkins, they r really cheap n can get a very easily in farmer's market...thought of making soups, i bought them but finally prepared them as halwa, to give a twist i have added half a cup of almond powder to give them more taste...


1cup Grated Pumpkin
1/2cup Almond Powder
1/4cup Ghee
3/4cup Sugar
10nos Cashew pieces
1tsp Cardamom powder

Heat 2tsp of ghee in a heavy bottomed pan...add the finely grated pumpkin (i prefer to grate the pumpkin really very thin so that they will get cooked very easily) to the hot ghee n stir them for a while until they pumpkin get dry, now add the sugar, almond powder..let the pumpkin pieces get well cooked with sugar for a while, keep the flame in medium high n let them cook for 15minutes, add the ghee little by little to the halwa n cook until they get off from the bottom of the vessel, add the cardamom powder n cashew pieces...cook them again for 10 minutes in simmer...

Serve them hot or chilled..

27 comments:

  1. Hi Priya,

    Never heard of Pumpkin halwaa, really tempting me to do.. Sweet recipe from a Sweet Sis..lol

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  2. wow!!!! looking great.pakkavey appadiyey sapidlam pola irukku... poosani vechi 'Kasi halwa' pannuvanga.Parangikkai vechi different halwa.na ithukku 'Rameswara halwa'nu per vekkaren. Thanks a lot for ur sweet wishes & ur card was wonderfull yaar.

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  3. it looks yummy and delicious priya i will prepare it today

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  4. That looks mouth-drooling Priya:)

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  5. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy. Looks gr8. Iam drooling over.

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  6. that looks very yummy .. its got a lovdely color

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  7. looks delicious! and a quick one too.. will have to try this soon..

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  8. viji chonnathu sari than.. new to me.. thxs for sharing...

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  9. With Pumpkins in season, the halwa is a must try delicious recipe:)

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  10. oh yummy! I made almost t he same recipe for this event!yours look so inviting.

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  11. That looks amazing... bet it tasted just as good.

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  12. Priya, you can send this to JFI too...that looks really so delicious

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  13. I was just now looking at all your recipes from the smoothie.You have a great array of recipes..And also perfect for the festive season.

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  14. Thanks to all for stopping by n dropping ur kind comments..am glad n encouraging me to continue..

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  15. pumpkin halwa sound so mouthwatering......ready for the halloween????

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  16. This looks just amazing, Priya. With pumpkin season here, I'm definitely bookmarking it.

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  17. Pumpkin halwa looks delicious.. Its one of my fav :)

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  18. This halwa is just a killer!

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  19. Hi Priya,
    Please collect the award at my blog. U deserve it!

    http://ramya65.blogspot.com/2008/10/hard-working-food-blogger-award.html

    Thanks,
    Ramya

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  20. ooh, delicious pumpkin halwa!

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  21. Thanks Raaji yep am ready for halloween..

    Thanks Vaishali, thanks a lot for bookmarking...

    Hi Hetal, CHam thanks a lot..

    Oh Ramya..so nice of u..sure will collect the award..

    Thanks Uma...

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  22. Thanks for the recipe Priya. I also prepare a different version of this halwa, instead of adding almond powder, I add the MTR Badam Feast. We can also prepare it in the microwave oven.

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  23. that looks so simple but very yummy for sure! Such a good idea with almonds.

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  24. Hi Priya

    The Halwa looks very delicious, Is this made from the haloween pumpkins

    Sujatha

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  25. hI PRIYA....PUMPKIN HALWA LOOKS VERY TEMPTING ND MOUTH WATERING..CAN U TELL ME WHETHER JAGGERY CAN BE USED IN THE PLACE OF SUGAR...ONNUM IILA ELLAM CALORE CONCIOUS THAN.....

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