Papaya Halwa For Navratri

Papaya Halwa

Papaya is a very healthy fruit. These fruits are good for diabetic condition.  Papaya contains high amounts of Vitamin C Vitamin A and Vitamin E. Papayas are a good source of fiber and folic acid. Papaya halwa is another delicious and healthy dessert one can try for navratri.


  1. 1 medium semi ripe papaya or 3.5 to 4 cups of grated papaya
  2. 2 to 3 tbsp oil or ghee
  3. 4-5 tbsp sugar
  4. ½ tsp cardamom powder
  5. 2 tbsp almond powder or milk powder or coconut powder or evaporated milk
  6. 12-15 halved cashews or as required


  • Rinse the papaya and cut and remove the seeds. Remove the skin and chop pulp into small pieces.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan and add the papaya pieces. Stir and cook on a low flame for about 14-15 minutes. While cooling the fruit will release it juice, change color and loose its opacity.
  • Add sugar and stir and, continue to cook for further 18-20 minutes on a low flame.
  • Add ground almonds and stir. Cook for 5-6 minutes more till the whole halwa has gotten together and become one whole.
  • Add cashews and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Serve papaya halwa hot or warm.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: March 24, 2023

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