I love butternut squash because of its natural sweetness and so when I saw this recipe I wrote it down immidiately but did not save the link. This is a nice and creamy halwa which does not need much attention.

4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup marshmellows
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dry fruits (optional) - almonds, raisins etc.


  1. Put the squash, water, salt in a saucepan.
  2. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until tender. (Can use a pressure cooker too).
  3. Drain it and keep aside in a mixing bowl.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C.
  5. Grease a casserole.
  6. Mash the squash, add the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
  7. Place it in the casserole.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Mix in the dry fruits and serve hot.

This is my contribution to the event Food In Colors - Orange, hosted by Aparna this month, originally started by Harini


Uma said...

ooh, yummy halwa! Nice color.

Shri said...

nice halwa!!looks tasty

Cham said...

What a beautiful color and unusual halwa

Aparna said...

An unusual and interesting take on a traditional favourite.

Thank you for painiting this post "Orange". :)

Madhu said...

Good to see you back with innovative halwa Medha !
so different from usual halwa's with marshmallows.Good one..

Alka said...

Wow it reminded me of Pethe jo seero(pumpkin halwa)that my mother makes.My father is really fond of that.
The halwa came out very nice,and its a perfect entry for the event
Bye and take care,do keep in touch

vidhas said...

Beautiful colour and yummy halwa.

Vibaas said...

that's a nice and different recipe. marshmallow in halwa sounds interesting :)

Usha said...

Very unusual combination, sounds yummy !

Priya said...

Sounds yummy halwa..delicious too!!!

Uj said...

Looks yummy. Never tried it before though

Swapna Pravin said...

beautiful color & lovely halwa

Sia said...

lovely entry medhaa. and what i loved the most is ur pink idlies :)

Varunavi said...

Looks so yummy.I never heard of butter squash

Soma said...

Medhaa this is lovely use of buternut squash. I love butternut squash, but the rest in my family hates it. This is a dessert! anyone is going to eat this!! Great idea.

vidhas said...

Medhaa, Collect your award from my blog.

shaikh said...

hello, will pls tell me what do u call butternut squash in HINDI? thanks.

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