PULSE Recipes Kashi Halwa | Cooking with Aunty D

Kashi Halwa | Cooking with Aunty D

2023 Jan 26

Have you tried Kashi Halwa?

The popular South Indian delicacy requires no more than a handful of ingredients and simply melts in your mouth. Here’s how you make it!


Ash Gourd 2 ½ cups

Sugar 1 ½ cups

Cardamom 1 tsp

Yellow Food Colouring ⅛ tsp

Ghee 2 tbsp

Cashews 50g

Plums 25g


Start by finely grating ash gourd with a grater and add it to a pan.

Add sugar, cardamoms and yellow food colouring to the pan and mix until well combined.

In a separate pan, lightly toast cashews and plums in ghee.

Add the toasted cashew and plums to the ash gourd mixture and continue cooking with a bit of ghee. Take it off the heat and your Kashi Halwa is ready to be served. Enjoy!


Aunty D. is a full-time mom working a little magic in the kitchen whenever she’s got time on her hands. She brings to you easy and fast recipes with a twist of Sri Lankan spices and cooking techniques. Get Cooking!