Pumpkin Halwa Recipe | Food Diaries | Zarnak Sidhwa | Dessert

The perfect season to try out all the halwas of the world is here. This Pumpkin Halwa is a must try before the winter season goes away.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Pumpkin Halwa , Stir Fried Noodles and Honey Chilli Dry Chicken Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 3 February 2021.










  • Pumpkin 1 kg
  • Cinnamon 1- 1/2 stick
  • Water 150 ml
  • Sugar 150 gm
  • Butter or clarified butter 4 tbsp
  • Raisins 50 gm
  • Coconut (grated and roasted) 2 tbsp
  • Almonds (flaked and roasted) 2 tbsp

Cook the pumpkin, water and cinnamon until tender. Drain and mash the pumpkin. Heat butter or clarified butter . Add the pumpkin, cook stirring continuously. Allow the puree to reduce, thicken and darken, for about 10 minutes. Stir in the sugar. Continue cooking until the halwa reduces into a deep amber & glossy mixture. Spoon into a serving dish & serve hot, decorated with raisins, coconut and almonds.


  • Chinese noodles ½ packets
  • Ginger 1 piece
  • Spring onion 1
  • Carrot 1
  • Sesame oil 3 tbsp
  • Oyster sauce 3 tbsp
  • Soya sauce 2 tbsp

Boil noodles in salted boiling water until done and then drain and set aside and let cool. Heat oil in a wok. Add ginger and spring onion and stir fry on high and then add the noodles and stir fry for few minutes. Add oyster sauce and soya sauce. Stir until noodles are well coated and then serve with the honey chilli chicken.


  • Chicken breasts, sliced ½ kg
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Corn flour 2 tbsp
  • Egg 1
  • Oil for frying

Other ingredients:

  • Onions, cut in squares 2
  • Green chilies cubes cut 6-8
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, crushed 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, sliced 1” piece
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • Honey 2 tbsp

Marinate chicken with salt, soya sauce, sugar, egg and corn flour and set aside. Heat oil. Deep fry the chicken one at a time till done. Remove and set aside. For the sauce, heat oil, add crushed garlic, sliced ginger and sauté, add fried chicken pieces, mix in onion, green chilies, salt, sugar, soya sauce, mix well and lastly add in honey.

Pumpkin Halwa Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Pumpkin Halwa Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Zarnak Sidhwa at Masala TV show Food Diaries. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Zarnak Sidhwa.

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