Bottle gourd halwa recipe
Sweet indian dessert made from bottle gourd. Bottle gourd is known as lauki in hindi and dudhi in marathi. so this indian dessert is known by the name lauki halwa or dudhi halwa.
500 gms bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) , peeled and grated, 2 cups milk, 1 cup mava (khoya), 1 cup sugar, 5 tbsp ghee, 15 cashewnuts (kaju), 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder, 2 tsp rose water
How to make
Heat 3 tbls ghee in a pan, add the cashewnuts and fry till golden brown. Remove and keep aside. Add the bottle gourd to the same pan and saute on medium flame for 2 minutes. Add the hot milk and keep stirring till it reduces and become thick. Add the sugar, mix well and cook ,till it reduces. Add the khoya , 2 tbsp ghee ,cashews and cardamom powder and mix well. When the halwa is cooked and becomes thick, add the rose water and mix well.
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 45 mins
Makes 5 to 6 servings