The following post was written by Lail H., a member of POPSUGAR Select Food whose twists on Bangladeshi dishes can be found on With a Spin.

Smooth, luxurious pumpkin halva.

Tired of the same old pumpkin pie and looking for something new to try this Fall? Give the hard-to-resist, lip-smackingly delicious pumpkin halva a try and get ready to be amazed!

Keep reading for the irresistible recipe.

Pumpkin Halva

Ingredients:

1 small pumpkin, peeled and cubed (approximately 4 cups pumpkin)
1 1/2 cups milk
2-3 cardamom pods
3-4 one-inch pieces of cinnamon
1/4 cup butter or ghee
1/2 cup sugar

Steps:

  1. Boil cubed pumpkin in milk.
  2. Add cardamom and cinnamon, and boil until pumpkin is very soft.
  3. Let cool a bit. Discard cardamom and cinnamon pieces.
  4. Puree pumpkin to a smooth silky paste.
  5. Add butter/ghee in a pan.
  6. Add pumpkin puree and sugar.
  7. Cook over low heat stirring constantly, scraping the pan bottom. Use a thick-bottomed or nonstick pan.
  8. Cook until the mixture is sticky and a mass pulls away from the bottom and sides of the pan.
  9. Remove from heat. Let cool.
  10. Divide into even portions to make bite-size pieces.