Friday, November 09, 2012

Microwave gold nugget squash halwa--- a guest post

Hello all!  Today I welcome my tenth guest in this series. A dear friend and a tough challenger Yashodha from yashodha's kitchen.  Though she is new blogger,yet she has amazing recipes on her space. Do check out her kitchen and now she would introduce us to a new and wonderful dish in her own words.


About ME

I am yashodha, happy home-maker and mom of my little prince Nandhu.  I am new to blogging. Blogging is the best thing to share and learn more recipes, make good friends as well. I came to know MEENU aunty from SNC event. I have to thank Divy (youtoocancook) for introducing such a wonderful person by organizing this grand event. Her blog “  has lot of delicious recipes which is also useful for the beginners.  I thank Meenu aunty to accept my guest post on her blog. I am really happy to be here.

About the Recipe

My recipe name is Microwave gold nugget squash halwa.  I prepared this halwa first time in my life. All of sudden I thought of sending some special and new recipe to Meenuaunty’s blog. It is festival season. That too Diwali is one of the important festivals in India. Diwali means celebrate with lot of sweet varieties. For that, I prepared this halwa and sharing it with you all.  

Ingredients for Halwa

Gold nugget squash puree – 1 cup
Sugar – ½ cup less
Ghee – 2 tsp
Almonds / Cashews – 2 or 3 shredded
Water – 1 ½ tablespoon
Cardamom powder – a pinch

Ingredients for Puree

Gold nugget squash – 1 small
Milk – ½ cup
Water – ¾ to 1 cup


For puree

1.       Remove hard skin from the squash and cut them into pieces.
2.       Add sliced squash, milk and water to the pan and bring them to boil.
3.       Allow the squash to boil until it will be smash using spatula or large spoons.
4.       Smash it well. Make sure there are no lumps in the puree.
Note  :You can use either microwave or stove to boil squash with milk and water.

For Halwa

1.       Add sugar, water and cardamom powder to the microwave safe bowl. Keep it for 1.30minutes. Stir it for every single minute.Note:  If you want to keep more time to get consistency, please increase it by 30 seconds.
2.       If you will get single string consistency sugar syrup, add squash puree to it. Mix well and keep it in the microwave for 2 minutes.
3.       Add 1 tsp of ghee to the mixture, stir well and again keep it for 2 minutes.
4.       Add another tsp of ghee to the mixture, stir well and again keep it for 2 minutes.
5.       Once halwa started separate from its sides, it comes to the correct consistency and time to pour it on the ghee greased pan or vessel.
6.       Allow it to cool for 15 minutes. Cut it into desired pieces using ghee greased knife.
7.       Remove the halwa carefully and keep it in the air tight container.
8.       Keep refrigerated and enjoy it for a week.

Here is step by step pics:


Thank you yasho for introducing us to a new recipe and by the way the last pic looks amazingly familiar to me. Friends, over to you for lovely comments on this wonderful dish.


  1. Thanks Meena and Yashodha for a different and healthy recipe.

  2. Nice and interesting halwa Yash :) Looks and sounds so yum :) Good post Meenu and Yash :)
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  3. Delicious halwa nice recipe both yasodha and Meena.

  4. lovely colour yasho.
    meenu aunty you are so nice to share this lovely post...........


  5. Hey friends,

    can anybody guess what meaning is hidden in the last picture of the squash halwa?????

    There are three meanings hidden. Find it atleast 2...

    If you guess all the 3, you will get surprise from me!!!!!!

  6. Lovely guest post, interesting recipe, never tried it!
    And only meaning I can guess from the last pic is)
    1)Keep Smiling
    2)Live life king size (looks like the face has a crown)


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  8. Wow... Gauri.. Crown is correct... I revealed it on my blog. Visit for details


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