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White Pumpkin Halwa (Petha Halwa)

White Pumpkin (Petha)
White Pumpkin (Petha)

White Pumpkin Halwa (Petha Halwa)


 White Pumpkin Halwa Recipe
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White Pumpkin Halwa (Petha Halwa)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Bushrah | Recipestable


  • 2 cup white pumpkin grated
  • 4 green cardamoms
  • 1 cup pure ghee
  • 12 cashew nuts
  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ricoota cheese
  • few strands of saffron optional

For Garnishing

  • 3 tbsp almonds
  • 2 tbsp pistachios
  • 2 tbsp cashew nuts



  • Peel, deseed and cut the pumpkin into very small cubes.
  • Grind the cardamom with the 1 tbsp sugar to a fine powder, sieve and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and fry cashew nuts to golden brown and keep aside.
  • Boil the remaining sugar with ¾ th cup water and make syrup of one-thread consistency.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of ghee and saute the pumpkin for a few minutes, add the saffron and the milk.
  • Simmer over low heat till the pumpkin is fully cooked and the milk is absorbed totally.
  • Stir and mash the pumpkin lightly with a wooden spatula while cooking.
  • Add the syrup slowly to the pulp and continue stirring and cooking.
  • Add the ghee little by little till it is completely absorbed.
  • Sprinkle the cardamom powder over it.
  • Add the fried cashew nuts and continue cooking till the halwa starts leaving the sides of the vessel.
  • Top with khoya.
  • Garnished with almonds, pistachios, and cashew nuts. White Pumpkin Halwa is ready to serve. Enjoy!


Serving Suggestions:
Serve as a dessert after meal.

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