Friday, August 24, 2007

Vegan Pumpkin Halwa



I love sweets. I like to try new recipes once in a while.
Recently, I saw pumpkin halwa in Mahanandi's blog. The rich
color of the halwa was breathtaking and I decided to make it.

I made this halwa with soy milk following mahanandi's
recipe
. However, I used vegetable oil to cook the grated
butternut squash and used two and half cups of sugar
instead of two cups of sugar. During the final stage,
the halwa did not turn into a solid firm mass within
10-15 minutes according to the recipe. I guess because
I added more sugar, the mixture took nearly an hour to
become solid firm mass.

I tasted the halwa before keeping it in the freezer.
It was like pudding and tasted great. It became nutty and chewy, when
I kept it in the freezer. I liked both the version of the
delicious sweet.

20 comments:

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks tasty! Thanks for sharing your version. Sounds like the perfect fall dessert!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

yum . . . i could get into this!

sirpy said...

Reminds me of my Mom's carrot halwa.. She surprisingly never used to serve it hot as is supposed to be traditionally.. She said the sugar degenerates the taste of halwa..She used to freeze it for two hours, before thawing it for a while and the serve.. Scrumplicious..!!

Btw, nice blog..

urban vegan said...

I've only ever tasted carrot halwa. I'll have to try this....wow.

Rajitha said...

it looks good kumudha.. must try this one.

RV Amy said...

Delish! And packed with nutrients too I'll bet.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

I love Indian food but have never had this. I will have to try making it, as pumpkin is one of my favorite vegetables!

vko said...

yum- looks like a delectable dessert!

Taylor said...

Mmm...autumn flavors!

Mandira said...

The halwa looks delicious Kumudha. And looks like you don't live too far away either. :)

The Veggie Cookster said...

Mmmm, pumpkin. Looks delicious... will have to try it this fall! :)

lakshmi said...

what a coincidence - i also posted pumpkin halwa recently (microwave version of karnataka's dumroot). this is one of my favourite sweets :).

and like you mention, it is one sweet where you can fearlessly alter consistency, eat it hot or cold - its super versatile and easy.

lakshmi
http://theyumblog.wordpress.com

timepass said...

Halwa looks very tempting.. u have presented it well

SaraJane said...

wow! Those look so good. I never would have thought to make pumpkin halva. I'm definitely going to try this.

Johanna3 said...

thanks for stop by mu blog!

looks yummy!

reiskeks said...

Thank you for visiting spirit vegan, I could not find your blog via Google or the usual veg-links directories... So quickly added it to my link list :D

Mansi Desai said...

hi Kumudha, welcome to fun and food!

Vegan pumpkin halwa sounds nice! be sure to tell me how the vegan version of my smoothie comes out!

Carolann said...

Looks delish!

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