Ash Gourd Halwa
~ 15 Minutes
  • 2 ½ Cups Grated Ash Gourd
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cashew Nuts
  • 2 Tbsp Raisins
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee

Ash Gourd Halwa

Also called as Kashi Halwa, it’s easy to make.

My mom always asked me to learn making new sweets…although my hubby has a sweet-tooth, he doesn’t indulge in eating too much of sweets…so I don’t make sweets much at home.

Thought of learning this as my mom says this was very easy…indeed it’s easy.
Try and let us know.


– Select a fresh Ash Gourd, peel, wash and grate it along with the seeds, if the seeds aren’t ripe or hard (if the seeds are hard, then grate only the fleshy part).
– Put the grated Ash Gourd into the pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle on high.
– Once the pressure is released, add the sugar and keep stirring till the water almost evaporates (almost 10 minutes on high flame)
– Heat ghee in a shallow fry pan and add the cashew nuts. Stir fry till it changes color.
– Add the raisins and remove once they swell up.
– Add this to the ash gourd – sugar mixture and mix well.
– Keep stirring till the mixture comes out clean without sticking to the vessel.
– Serve hot or cold as a dessert.


– Increase or decrease sugar as per your taste.
– Other Dry fruits like, Almond, Pistachio can also be added.

Thoughts on “Ash Gourd Halwa

  1. I was suggested this website by my cousin. She is a regular here…although i have not seen her comment. I wanted to make a different variety of Halwa from the normal Carrot Halwa for a small get together and I made this and it came out very well. Although i had never expected this to come out so well..The steps too are so easy and it was time saving for me.
    Thanks a ton. Will be making more recipes from your site soon.

    • Hi Farzana, Thanks for commenting and great to hear that you tried our recipe and it came out well. Do let us know when you cook other recipes from our blog.

  2. This instantly attracted me..nice snap…I made it yesterday evening and it turned out well…Served it warm to my family. Am planning to cook a few more recipes from your blog. Sorry in advance if i dont comment for every recipe i cook…I know it will come out well…as your way of explaining it makes it easy for me to understand.

  3. This is unique and preparing it from a veggie fresh from the garden is always such a delight. It does look very similar to the agra ka petha. Loved this and preparing it after so many years must have invoked fond memories from your childhood

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