Papaya Halwa is a simple, nutritious and yummy sweet dish .It can be made for special religious events and can be eaten for vrat / fastings also.



Ingredients :-

Medium semi ripe papaya 3 cups (chopped into cubes or grated)
Ghee -  2 tbsp
Sugar - 5 tbsp (adjust according to your taste)
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp   (Optional)
Almond powder - 2 tbsp (Optional)
Cashew Nuts - 12 halved
Raisins - few (optional)



Method:-

  • First rinse and peel the papaya.
  • Cut into half and remove the seeds and pith from it.Slice the papaya and chop finely.
  • In a pan add the milk and let it boils. In a Kadai or pan fry the cashews and raisins in a tbsp of ghee and keep it aside. 
  • For making Almond Powder I crushed 15 almonds in a mixer.

  • Add a tbsp of ghee in a same kadai or pan. Then add the papaya cubes.
  • Cook on a low flame for about 15 minutes.Keep stirring in between.
  • The fruit will release it juices and little bit change the color. 


  • Now mash the papaya well with the back of the ladle.
  • Add sugar and then stir well. Continue to cook for further 5 minutes on a low flame

  • Now add the boiled milk in the papaya sugar mixture and keep stirring for about 20-25 minutes on low flame until ghee will start to separate.

  • Cook for 5-6 minutes more till the whole halwa has gotten together or halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan.

  • Add the cardamom powder and fried cashews and raisins to the halwa.Switch off the stove.
  • Now Healthy  and Lip Smacking Papaya Halwa is ready !!!

  •  Serve the Papaya Halwa warm .
  • Keep it in a Fridge and You can also  serve the Papaya Halwa as a yummy cold dessert.
Note :-
  • You can adjust sugar according to your taste.
  • If Papaya is fully ripe You need to add very little sugar. 
  • Add boiled milk only if you add cold milk it will curdle.

1 Comment:

  1. Vidhya Iyer said...
    Halwa looks delicious.

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