Thursday, 17 April 2014

Pumpkin and Date Halwa~An Indian sweet dish.








Halwa an Indian sweet dessert that is served with a main meal and can be made from a variety of fruits and vegetables. The sweetness from the dates and raisins makes this halwa delectable.

Ingredients:

180 grams/ 6 oz grated pumpkin
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
2 tablespoons sugar
6 ripe majdool dates chopped finely
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
12  raisins
Few almond and pistachio flakes for garnish
1 teaspoon dessicated coconut.

Method:

1. Place the grated pumpkin in a microwaveable bowl, add 4 tablespoons of water and cook the pumpkin for 6 minutes until well cooked.
2. Remove the pumpkin from the microwave and mash it up using the back of a spoon.
3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the pumpkin, cook the pumpkin on a medium heat for 7-8 minutes, stirring continuously to stop it sticking to the pan. Cook until all the moisture has evaporated and pumpkin starts to leave sides of pan.
4. Add the sugar and the dates and the raisins and cook the halwa for 3-4 minutes longer again keep stirring it to stop it sticking. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
5. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with grated coconut, almond flakes and pistachio slivers.

Submitting to:

Lets cook sweet treats for Easter event by simply.food

Taste of Tropics ~ Dates Event by Chef Mireille guest hosted by citrusspice

Javelin Warrior Cookin/with luv

56 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this halwa. What a simple way to cook the pumpkin. I hadn't thought of grating it.

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  2. What an interesting recipe! I never would have thought to make something like this, but it sounds really good.

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  3. Wow, sounds delicious!! I really love dates! Will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Wow...looks yummy.Never thought of halwa being made from pumpkin.Will try making it!

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    1. I hope you try it Vinodidni it tastes similar to carrot halwa.

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  5. that';s a really healthy halwa...

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  6. This looks delicious! I definitely need to start making more exciting dishes :) xo

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  7. That looks & sound gorgeous, bookmarking!
    Janie x

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  8. Yummy halwa and I love the way you have served it in the Coconut shell.

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  9. love the halwa with grates pumpkins. Adding of some dates gives a little more sweetness while eating .

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  10. This sounds lovely, I'm pinning it :)

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  11. Oh yum! I think this is something I can make for my friends when they come over!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it do comeback and leave me feed back if you try it.

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  12. Wow, that looks yummy! Something I can make for a dinner party we're having in a couple of weeks!

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  13. I love halwa though I've never tried pumpkin halwa. Love carrot and dudhi halwa.

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  14. Oooh this sounds so yummy and healthy - win win all round :)

    Laura x

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  15. This looks delicious and I love how you've served it!

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  16. This looks yummy and I love how you've presented it! x

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  17. This sounds & looks delicious :)

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  18. I've never combined dates with pumpkin before, but I'm sure this would be delicious for all kinds of applications. A wonderfully natural way to bring sweetness. And love the added cardamom and pistachios...

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  19. I've never been keen on Indian Sweet Desserts, but this one I think I might like.

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  20. That looks delicious, I love pumpkin, it goes so well in lots of dishes.

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  21. Such a lovely serving idea.
    I really like the look of it.

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  22. That looks and sounds DIVINE Nayna and such a lovely photo too! Karen

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  23. Such an unusual and interesting dessert and I love the presentation! Ren x

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  24. That sounds lovely! Desserts can be excessively sweet, but this sounds perfect for me!

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  25. That looks ridiculously delicious. I'm going to have to try and make it sometime soon.

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  26. That looks absolutely delicious!!

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  27. Looks sooo yummy never cooked anything like this before really must try.
    http://jenjbboutique.blogspot.com

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  28. That looks good! I love the presentation of it as well.

    www.itsallbee.com

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  29. oh lovely love the coconut base idea , will try that in summer

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  30. This looks and sounds delicious!

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  31. Mmm this looks delicious! I will definitely have to try this - looks like the perfect summer treat.

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  32. Looks lovely. I've had Halwa in Indian restaurants and I've never been sure how it is made

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  33. Always nice to have more pumpkin recipes.

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  34. What a great idea - love dates and they go really well with the pumpkin!

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  35. clever idea - I love carrot halva so this must be similarly delicious.

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  36. Love the sound of this - looks lovely!

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  37. I've never eaten anything like this! Looks nice & sweet.

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  38. This looks lovely! And I love how it is presented.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  39. I love pumpkin and raisins (not so keen on dates, but guess I could leave those out). This seems a great simple dish to prepare. Tracey x www.faceupbeauty.com

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  40. this looks yummy ! me and my husband love halwa , must try and make this :)
    The Inked Blonde-Melissa

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  41. I've never tried this dish before but it looks delicious.
    www.merrymusing.co.uk

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  42. Looks delicious, and a refreshing change from all the recipe posts involving chocolate eggs at this time of year!

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  43. I never really got on board with the whole pumpkin craze, but this sounds really good.

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  44. Another lovely looking sweet treat!

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  45. This does look delicious and I always think the same with pumpkin, they use it a lot here in Moroccan cooking but everytime I try it I can't stand it, it's weird x

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  46. This looks delicious! I love pumpkin!

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  47. Looks like a great use for pumpkin. Always looking for pumpkin recipes come the autumn.

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  48. This does sound lovey and looks great too

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