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Papaya Halwa Recipe

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5 cups papaya, grated
6 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tbsp milk powder
4 tbsp ghee
1 tsp green cardamom powder
15 g cashews, halved (For garnishing)

Nutritional information

895 kcal
206.83 g
11.4 g
9.74 g
2317 mg
1 mg

Papaya Halwa Recipe

  • Sweet
  • 55 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



There are many methods to relish the fruits. Most of the time we choose to eat raw fruits because that is common and advisable.  However, adding fruits to a regular dish or preparing traditional sweets is very interesting. Children and adults who usually dodge the fruits will not be able to resist eating sweets. Fruits, just like grains can be prepared in so many varieties. They always retain their original taste and nutrients.

Papaya halwa is a sweet best had as a mid-morning snack or even dessert. If you are tired of having raw fruit or smoothie, it is okay to try a new variety to satisfy your taste buds. Papaya halwa will not disappoint as it is quite easy to make and the fruit is available all through the year as well.

Health Benefits

  • Papaya is rich in vitamin A and is a good source of fiber. It can also lower cholesterol levels. It is rich in fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants which helps in preventing cholesterol build up in the arteries.
  • Papaya is helpful in weight loss, boosting immunity. People with diabetes can also have papaya.
  • Additionally, papayas are essential for the eyes, protects against arthritis, improves digestion and also helps ease menstrual pain.
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How to make Papaya Halwa Recipe

  • Heat ghee in a deep-bottomed pan over medium flame.
  • Once the ghee melts, add the grated papaya and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Keep stirring until the fruit releases the juice and changes color.
  • Once the papaya is cooked or roasted, add sugar to it and continue stirring until you see the ghee separate from the fruit.
  • Add milk powder and green cardamom powder and stir continuously.
  • Let the halwa cook for another 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Garnish with halved cashews and serve hot!


  • Papaya is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya and is one of the 22 accepted species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae.
  • A papaya tree can grow from seed to a 20-foot, fruit-bearing tree in less than 18 months.
  • Original halva or halwa is a confection or sweetmeat originating in the Balkans and eastern Mediterranean regions. It is prepared from ground sesame seeds, honey or sugar syrup, with different ingredients such as dried fruit, pistachio nuts, farina (semolina), and almonds sometimes added.
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