Kasi Halwa/ Poosinikai Halwa

Kasi Halwa / Poosinikai Halwa is one of the easiest halwa made with white pumpkin, sugar and ghee as main ingredients. I have tasted this halwa in almost all the Brahmin weddings, including mine. Whenever I have this halwa, I ll fall in love with it. This time I had white pumpkin at home and tried this recipe. Also my dream to upload videos for my recipes came true now. When I posted in my facebook page and other pages, I got a good response from the readers. It encouraged me and I was over the moon. Though it takes double the time for me to cook, using different softwares to edit, merge and adding captions is challenging and interesting.  Hope I will have patience to do it hereafter.


White pumpkin – 1 cup(grated)

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Food colour – A pinch(mixed with water)

Ghee  – 1 tsp

Cashews – few

Cardamom powder – 1 tsp


  • Wash and grate the pumpkin. Squeeze the water and keep it aside.
  • In a pan, add ghee and saute cashews till golden brown.
  • Now add the grated pumpkin, add the squeezed water and saute until it is cooked.
  • Add cardamom powder and food colour. Mixwell. You can feel the aroma of the cooked pumpkin.
  • At this stage, add sugar. Mix well. Now the water will start oozing out from the halwa.
  • Simmer the stove and saute until the water evaporates.
  • Now the halwa thickens and it ll start leaving from the sides. Turn off the stove.
  • Transfer it to a container and serve hot.
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