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White pumpkin/ Kumbalanga halwa/ Kasi halwa

Kasi halwa is made of white pumpkin which is normally used for making curries. This is so delicious and crunchy which differentiate it from other soft halwa. This can be easily made. The only time consuming is to grate pumpkin.





White pumpkin/ Kumbalanga – 2 cup grated

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Ghee – 2 tbsn

Cashews – 2 tbsn chopped


  • Squeeze the grated pumpkin in a muslin cloth. Save that water.
  • In a pan add a little ghee and fry cashews till golden.
  • Keep aside the cashews.
  • In the same pan add squeezed pumpkin and stir for a minute.
  • Then add squeezed and saved water. Cook for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  • When the water dries out aof sugar. It will leaves out water again.
  • Stir continuously so the bottom will not burn.
  • When the liquid evaporates, add remaining ghee little by little and stir continuously.
  • Add cashews and switch off.
  • Serve warm or cold.








  1. Adjust sugar and ghee as required.
  2. Squeezing pumpkin is important step. That assures the crunchy texture.


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  2. really waiting to have it ….

  3. radhikanettem

    Looking Yummy!

  4. Very nice recipe.Thanks for sharing.

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  8. One of my favorite halwas!! I know it is back breaking grating them but a food processor makes it very easy but still worth going through the chore for a bite of this delicious halwa!! Awesome 🙂

    1. ya..true,grating is a big work in this halwa..but it worth..thank you dear

  9. This sounds lovely! I love a halwa with a crunch!

  10. I love pumpkin but have never tried pumpkin halva. I like the sound of it.

    1. You will really surprised by it’s taste..Thank you dear

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