Friday, February 8, 2019


If you have a papaya that is not sweet and tasteless do not throw it...,,try out this delicious halwa. I couldn't believe it would come out so tasty. Everyone enjoyed it.

Papaya ............. 1 large (ripe)
Sugar .............. 3/4 cup (adjust according to the sweetness of papaya)
Green cardamoms ... 4-5
Cashew nuts ............ handful
Desi ghee or oil ...... 4-5 tbsps
Milk powder ......... 2 tbsps (you can also use mawa / khoya instead)


Peel the papaya and cut into pieces.

Grind in coarsely in a chopper.

Heat ghee or oil in a pan. Add the crushed cardamoms

Tip in the papaya puree and saute on medium flame. Continue to stir it until it is cooked and the oil starts separating. It takes about 20 minutes.

Stir in the sugar and continue to stir.

cook until the water from the sugar is completely dry stirring in between.

Now add the milk powder.

Stir immediately to avoid lumps.

Fry the cashew nuts in a spoonful of ghee.

Add few to the halwa and save some for garnishing.

Garnish and serve hot or cold.

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  1. This halwa looks delicious I have only ever eaten ripe papaya as it is not cooked with it before.

    1. Must try it Nayna.. I couldn't believe myself after making it .. it was so delicious.

  2. Now that's a brilliant idea. Hubby and I like to have papaya every morning but there are days when its so tasteless. I usually make it into a smoothie, but now I have a sweeter alternate. Good idea Shobha.

    1. Make it next time and let me know Mayuri..I am sure you will love it.

  3. Papaya halwa sounds like a great idea. I often get a papaya and it is hit and miss on the taste. Usually use it up in a smoothie but halwa sounds so much better.

    1. Do make it Mina and share the feed back. It really tastes awesome.


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