less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
Pumpkin halwa is a very popular Indian sweet dish usually made for special occasions.
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Trim, peel and finely grate the vegetables.
Combine them with milk, cardamom and sultanas in a large non-stick frying pan.
Heat gently and bring to a simmer, stirring occassionally.
Cook until the vegetables are tender and almost all the liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently as the mixture thickens.
Add butter, sugar, nuts, and rosewater or screwpine essence if using, and stir well.
Spread halwa out in a shallow pan to cool; garnish.
When cool, cut into squares and serve.
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