kuwaLe halwa

ashgourd halwa

Ashgourd/white pumpkin/Winter melon is very good for health and has a cooling effect on the body. I especially like the Damroot and Pheta sweets made out of it but I feel taht it may be tedious to make them at home. So I prefer to cook this halwa at home. It is also widely used in making sambhars.


  • Grated ashgourd - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Cardmom/Elaichi
  • Cashew


  • Cook the grated ashgourd in a wide bottomd pan. Do not add any water as it discharges water on its own. It will take about 20 minutes to become soft.
  • Now add sugar and cook again for a few minutes on a low flame.
  • Add some ghee, elaichi powder and garnish with cashewnuts.

Time required: 40 minutes