Papaya Halwa ~ Indian Papaya Sweet



I have been on an awfully low spiritual phase and that seems to be reflecting on the blog as well. I have always felt that when your heart and soul struggles to manage the turns and curves of life, you tend to find solace in the comforting words of the Lord. As life settles and things become much more streamlined, man tends to go back to his selfish ways. We forget the bad days and enjoy the good days as if nothing ever happened in our life. As our Creator, He knows how man is and that very well is explained in these verses:

And when adversity touches man, he calls upon his Lord, turning to Him [alone]; then when He bestows on him a favor from Himself, he forgets Him whom he called upon before, and he attributes to Allah equals to mislead [people] from His way. Say, “Enjoy your disbelief for a little; indeed, you are of the companions of the Fire.”‘ (Surah Az-Zumar:8) 

There is something to think for all of us in this verse. That whatever may happen in our life, we have to always guard ourselves of complacence. We are not immortal. All of a sudden, the carpet under our leg will be pulled and we will be in a situation where there is no return. The thought of it is not very encouraging – how many of us are ready for that stage? May Allah protect us, keep us humble and make us among those who love Him and whom He loves… Aameen… Just sharing a beautiful post I read over the week…


My craziness for the fruit called papaya is definitely all over the blog. Type “papaya” in the search box and you will get the list of what all I have made with this delicious fruit. I know many who don’t seem to like it even, but I love it and that’s all that matters to me. 😉 Making papaya halwa has been on my mind for quite some time, knowing that it is a quite famous dessert up north. We south Indians seem to know only to eat our papaya with the skin removed and devoured with all goodness. 😉 I would vouch that if you love desi desserts and sweets, then you are definitely going to love this halwa. It looks so similar to gajar halwa with its bright orange color and tastes like it too. It did take some time for the folks at home to realise it was papaya in it. 😀 If you are able to find yourself a nicely ripe papaya, then do try this dessert, it is seriously amazing! 🙂 Off to the recipe…





Papaya Halwa ~ Indian Papaya Sweet

Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm ripe papaya chopped into small cubes
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 10 cashews split
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp milk powder


  • Heat ghee in a saucepan. Fry the cashews and drain out.
  • Add in the papaya, sugar, cardamom powder and milk powder and mix up well.
  • Cook on low flame, stirring in between and mashing up the papaya pieces, till the whole mixture looks all mashed up and pulls up from the pan when stirred.
  • Add back the fried cashew and mix well. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve warm as is or with a scoop of ice cream!

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  1. Seriously by looking at the picture i mistook it to gajar halwa .me too love papaya to the core but none in my family does .

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Then you must try this halwa, they will happily eat it… Thanks a lot Nusrath…

  2. Fruity halwa is really good This is quite interesting sweet right?

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, of course! Thank you so much Veena…

  3. lovely color and yummy halwa

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  4. The recipe is simple and great. I am going to try it and will let you know. I came to know about your blog from a friend’s post on Facebook.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Naheed for coming by the blog… hope you enjoy your experience here. Do keep us updated when you try the recipes…

  5. An easy, colorful and yummy halwa….!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Remya…

  6. Papaya halwa sounds yumm I saw papaya payasam the other day and was thinking to try it.
    Agree about the spiritual path Rafee. God knows better when he needs to attend to us more perhaps.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Ah, papaya payasam… I must try! Hehe… Thank you so much Meena…

  7. at first I thought it was carrot halwa, looks yummm

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nammi…

  8. Papaya is my fav too and I love it when it s really ripe! 😛 Never heard or had papaya halwa! Halwa with 2 tsp ghee – no harm trying!:-P

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Oh yeah, really ripe that it gets squished! I too love it that way, hehe… 😀 Thank you so much Fami… 🙂

  9. Hearing about it for the first time. I looks like gajar halwa

  10. An excellent share for the sweet tooth in us!!

  11. Drooling here! I will give it a try

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