Kadhu Rajgira Halwa (pumpkin And Amaranth Pudding)
I have lost track of the number of Halwas I have made for my daughter whose a picky eater. These days I try adding a grain/millet or some form of starch to the halwa so that she gets some carbs. Amaranth or Rajgira is an alternative grain often had for Navratri fasting. It is usually consumed for health reasons but I add it in Sarah's meals once in a while. My other option would have been semolina or sago for this recipe. This halwa can also be modified by adding some papaya puree to the pumpkin and substituting jaggery instead of sugar.