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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Papaya Halwa/Jam

My son is not a big fruit fan. This time it was papaya and he was running around not even trying to taste it. I tried to disguise it as a halwa/jam and gave him in a piece of bread. He loved it. This can be stored in fridge for a week. It is yummy and 100 times better than store bought jams. Some add rice powder in this to make it thick(as in the case of halwa), but I wanted to use papaya as jam too, so I avoided it. Try this for your dear ones.

  • Ripe papaya scooped  - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (reduce sugar if your papaya is very ripe)
  • Cardamom - 5
  • Ghee - 1/2 tsp

  • Powder sugar and cardamom seeds
  • In a thick bottomed non-stick pan, put the scooped mashed papaya. Switch on flame.
  • Add powdered sugar and cardamom powder to this and allow to simmer on medium flame. 
  • Add ghee. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally until the mix starts to leave from sides of vessel and becomes thick. 
  • Grease a plate and transfer the halwa to it.


  1. You are quite the innovative chef Reshmi, I would never've thought of papaya halwa. It looks great, btw and I'm sure your little one's begging for more:-)

  2. Halwa looks so yum,never tried this before,thanks for sharing.

  3. Simple, tasty recipe !! Loved the bright colour :)

  4. Yummy preparation..nice colour..

  5. Wow, that looks simply superb, I have some ripe papaya, will try this out..

  6. excellent preparation dear.. very interesting..

  7. Yummy

  8. Hi..there's an award waiting for u at my come and grab it ;)

  9. Papaya as jam! Now you have my attention. How do you come up with these ideas? Great job, Reshmi!

  10. I like the creativity of using the papaya. Never tried and never knew that papaya can be used for halwa. Lovely and got me so excited.

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  12. deliicous n Love to have a spn.

  13. I have papaya in the fridge which nobody is eating so I am going to try this. Thanks


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