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papaya halwa recipe
papaya halwa recipe

Few days back my parents had visited us .While coming they had bought a big papaya that grew in their backyard . But alas !!! While bringing , the papaya had got over riped and had become mushy . My kids love papaya but only when it is semi ripe . There are no takers for mushy papaya . But I didn’t want to disappoint my parents by throwing away the papaya and decided to make something out of it . The first simple choice was  obviously a shake but dropped it as the quantity was more . Then my mom suggested about making Papaya halwa . Though i liked the idea.. i was not sure how papaya halwa might taste .The halwa came out superb and got a big thumbs up . Good news is that It does not require any expert cooking skills and much ghee too. I now know what to do if i have over ripe papaya …..

papaya halwa recipe


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 2 cups papaya Puree, ( prefer fully ripe / over ripe papaya )
  • 1/4 - 3/4 cup Sugar, ( depends on the papaya ; you may +/- based on your pref )
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • Cashews raisins, , - as preferred


  • Wash papaya and peel off the skin . Dice and mash papaya nicely to get a fine puree. If the papaya is over ripe as mine , you can easily mash manually and your puree will be perfect . Else use a mixer or foodprocess
  • Heat a tsp of ghee in a thick bottom kadai / pan and saute raisins ,cashews and almonds in it ,one by one.When they turn golden brown remove and keep aside.
  • To the same kadai ; add papaya puree and sugar and cook together until the sugar melts and puree gets blended with sugar . You will observe that the papaya puree color has changed . This may take 2-3 minutes .
  • At this stage add ghee and mix well . Continue to cook uncovered on medium flame and keep mixing in between to avoid sticking to the bottom .
  • You will observe that after about 8-10 mins , halwa starts to become thick and looks like jam ( the mixture becomes one big mass),turn off the stove.
  • Add roasted nuts ,cardamom powder and Mix well.
  • papaya halwa recipe
  • Thats it..Papaya halwa is ready...Enjoy it hot / warm / cold..Stays good when refrigerated up to 10 days.
  • papaya halwa recipe


  1. If you want to make sugarless , you can replace sugar with honey / dates . If using dates , soak them in water for some time , grind to paste and mix with papaya puree . Rest the procedure is same . I have done it once , and it tasted great .
  2. If you want to make it more thick and add some consistency , dilute a tsp of cornflour in water . Add this solution to the papaya mix , while adding ghee and mix -stir. this will make your halwa mre thick .
  3. If you want you can spread it on a greased plate and cut into pieces or serve it in bowls .

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  • Reply
    July 13, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Just Awesome! Keep flying!

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    July 13, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Congratulations on ur 275th post..all the best

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    padma veeranki
    July 13, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Looks very delicious..loved the recipe:)

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    Rafeeda AR
    July 14, 2015 at 5:41 am

    God… can’t stop drooling at that… papaya is one of my favorite fruits and this halwa is calling my name!

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    Amrita Roy
    July 14, 2015 at 7:57 am

    this looks absolutely delicious

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    marudhus kitchen
    July 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    super yummy halwa

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    Sony P
    July 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Looks so glossy and yummmy!

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    sudha rawal
    July 15, 2015 at 7:18 am

    A new & interesting halwa……………must try.www.tastentips.blogspot.in

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    Sowmya Sundararajan
    July 20, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Hi Smitha. How are u? Papaya halwa looks stunning. It looks like the wheat halwa. Glossy and delectable.

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