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Yellow Pumpkin Halwa Recipe for Babies, Toddlers, and Kids | Kaddu Ka Halwa

Yellow pumpkin halwa - halwa recipe with yellow pumpkin, ghee, and brown sugar/jaggery.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Yellow pumpkin  - 2 cups chopped
  • Jaggery/Palm Sugar/ Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup +2 tbsp
  • Homemade Ghee - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Cashews - 6
  • Raisins - 1 Tsp


  • Keep all the ingredients ready. Wash, peel and chop the pumpkin into cubes. Discard the seeds. Then add a tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cut pumpkin pieces and saute them nicely in low flame until water oozes out from pumpkin pieces. It may take 5-7 minutes.
  • Then pressure cook pumpkin 3/4 cup of water for 2-3 whistles. Open the cooker once pressure released.
  • In the meantime, Heat a pan with a tbsp of ghee and add cashews and raisins, fry them until golden brown. Remove from the pan once done. Mash the cooked pumpkin pieces well with a fork.
  • Now add mashed pumpkin to a pan and fry them for two minutes in low, medium flame. Then add required amount of jaggery/brown sugar & powdered cardamom to it and mix well. After adding sugar, the mixture will be liquefied and gets thicken up with time.
  • Continue stirring and add the remaining ghee little by little. When the halwa forms a whole mass and doesn't stick to the pan, add ghee fried cashews & raisins
  • Give a quick and switch off the flame. Remove from the pan once its warm and serve in bowls.


Serving: 3g