Special thanks to my sous chefs, my husband, Mike and my daughter, Maya. A special mention also goes out to Maya for decorating the pumpkins so beautifully. The making of this dish turned out to be a fun family event for us, and hopefully it can for some of you too. Hope everyone has a fun and spooky Halloween!! -Shalini
Core Spices and Flavorings -
1 tsp cardamom powder
Secondary Spices and Flavorings -
3 to 4 saffron strands
Other Ingredients -
1 tbs oil
1 1/2 cups grated pumpkin
2 cups milk
1/2 cup milk powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbs flax seed
A few crushed pistachios to decorate
Heat the oil in a medium sized pan for 1 minute.
Add in the grated pumpkin and cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.
Now add in the milk and stir continuously for about 15 minutes or until the milk is reduced and the mixture is of a semi-thick consistency.
Add in the the milk powder, cardamom powder, sugar, flax seed and saffron and keep stirring for another 5 to 8 minutes or until the Halva is of a nice thick consistency and all the liquid has evaporated.
Put into little pastry cups and decorate with pistachios.