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Diet Pumpkin Halwa

 Published 2013-Oct-23   Updated 2018-Apr-02

- Submitted by Raji Ramakrishnan

(Matanga Halwa, Poosanikaai Halva, Kaddu ka Sheera)

Recipe For Diet Pumpkin Halwa

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • Grated red pumpkin - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Saffron strands - few
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar free - 1 tsp
  • Ghee 1 tsp
  • Dry fruits - as needed


  1. Heat ghee in a kadai. When it becomes hot, add the grated pumpkin and saute for five minutes.
  2. Add the milk and cook till it is almost absorbed.
  3. Add the sugar free, cardamom powder, saffron strands and mix well.
  4. Cook on medium flame till it starts leaving the sides of the kadai.
  5. Remove it in a serving dish and garnish with dry fruits.

Enjoy the diet halva.


  • You can try the same recipe with other vegetables and make diet dudhi halwa, diet carrot halwa, diet beetroot halwa, diet apple halwa etc...
  • Check out another variation here - Pumpkin Pie Halwa.

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Comments (3)

Person   ()
Thank You Raji for this recipe. I tried this at home, and my kids loved it. I added a few more ingredients like 250g condensed milk, 225g golden caster sugar and 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup to make it a bit different, and trust me it tasted so nice. The rich flavor of chocolate makes it taste pleasant.

Once I prepared Maho Halwa for my guests at home, and they loved its taste. I will share here the link if you want to try it
Person   ()
It is fabulous recipe
Person   ()
Thank you.

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