Pumpkin Halwa: Best Fall Instant Pot Recipes

How to Make Pumpkin Halwa in Instant Pot

Hello Foodies, 
        Yummy and soft pumpkin halwa with the magic of a pumpkin puree and aromatic pumpkin pie spice is irresistible! A garnish of pumpkin seeds and a color of pumpkin puree keeps this halwa colorful and vibrant. This easy, and instant pot pumpkin recipe is perfect for fall dinner parties or a Halloween feast. You and your family will love diving into a pumpkin-filled halwa bowl. It's pumpkin season, and this hearty pumpkin dessert is the easier way to prepare in the instant pot! 


You just need to add everything in the pot and cook for 1 minute. Each bowl has less than 250 calories, and it will keep you full long after you've enjoyed your last spoonful. From start to end, preparation of this halwa needs 10 Minutes, five main ingredients, instant pot, and you are good. You can serve this halwa to your guests to give a perfect end to the meal and treat their taste buds with a real feast. 


What does it mean by Halwa?
          The halwa is used to describe different types of semisolid reductions based on either flour, grains, or fruits. Some varieties are smooth and soupy or firm and dense. The variety of halwa textures vary based on the person. I have shared version is silky-smooth and loose(Dr.K(my husband) and I, we both love this warm and smooth halwa), while others make this a little more dry/thick texture. The halwa needs to be soft and not lumpy. The color will vary based on the type of fruit, grain, or flour you used. The taste is sweet and flavorsome, and it's perfect for the season. Give it a try this fall! 

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If you are new to semolina: 
           Semolina is ground wheat and commonly known as Rava or Sooji. It comes in 2 varieties, fine and coarse semolina/rava. Fine semolina is used to make Indian desserts like sheera, Burfi, ladoo, and coarse semolina is used to make savory Indian dishes like upma, dosa, and dhokla. In India, it is also used to make Poori(Indian flatbread), Bhatura, and many more recipes. There are super simple ways to incorporate this semolina into many recipes. Sooji halwa is made on auspicious holidays and also used as prasad. It's a super filling dessert, Yum!


Preparation and Cooking Time: 10 Minutes. 
Each Serving of Pumpkin Halwa Contains 250 Cal.

Ingredients :
  • Rava / Sooji / Semolina 1 Cup(Thin/Fine) 
  • Pumpkin Puree ½ Cup
  • Sugar ¾ Cup
  • Water 3 Cups
  • Pumpkin Spice 1 Tsp
  • Coconut oil 2 Tbsp(you can use ghee too) 
  • Pumpkin seeds for garnishing (optional) 

Instructions:
  • Turn on the sauté mode of the instant pot and heat coconut oil. 
  • Add semolina and roast for 3-4 minutes or until it becomes aromatic.
  • Now, turn off the saute mode and add pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and mix well. 
  • Add water and stir it and close the lid.
  • Place the vent on the sealing position and cook on manual mode(low) for 1 minute. 
  • Quick-release pressure and open the lid.
  • Mix all well and soft and silky Pumpkin Halwa is ready to serve, garnish with pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!!!

My Take:
  • You can use canned Pumpkin Puree instead of a fresh one.
  • Add sugar, less or more as per your taste. 
  • I have prepared this vegan version of pumpkin halwa, so added coconut oil and water. But if you don't follow a vegan diet, then go ahead and make using ghee and milk instead of coconut oil and water, this version will taste heavenly. 

Dietary Comment :
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 250 calories, along with 44.3 g carbohydrates, 1.1 dietary fiber, 7.3 g fats, and 3.33 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level. 
Good Time To Eat:
           It is good to eat Pumpkin Halwa as a dessert or for a snack or breakfast.

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