kaddu ka halwa or pumpkin halwa - sweet pudding made with pumpkin along with cardamom, melon seeds and dry fruits.
- 2.5 to 3 cups chopped pumpkin or kaddu or petha
- ½ cup sugar or as required (also depends upon the sweetness in the pumpkin)
- 3 to 4 green cardamoms crushed to a powder in a mortar-pestle
- 2 tbsp oil or 1.5 tbsp ghee (the halwa taste good with ghee)
- 2 tsp melon seeds or magaz
- 1.5 to 2 tbsp chopped mixed dry fruits (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
- ¾th to 1 cup water