Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Lauki ka halwa

Lauki ka halwa is an Indian dessert made from bottle gourd. Lauki is also known as kaddu, and this dessert is a must try.

I generally fall short of ideas with bottle gourd. Either add it to dal or make curry. So this time I wanted to try halwa just like carrot/ beetroot halwa. It tasted so good, from now whenever I visit the market I am going to buy a large bottle gourd so that I can use some part of it to make this dessert.

This hot halwa is surely a winner in the cold winters. :)


Bottle gourd, peeled and grated: 250 grams
Ghee: 3 tbsp
Cashew nuts: 3 tbsp
Raisins: 3 tbsp
Milk: 1 cup
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp
Saffron strands: 5-6

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, fry cashew nuts and raisins. Put them aside.
  2. Now add grated bottle gourd and fry for 5 minutes on low flame. 
  3. Add milk, sugar, saffron milk and cardamom powder. 
  4. When the halwa is cooked and ghee starts leaving the sides of the pan switch off the flame.
  5. Add fried cashews and raisins.
  6. Serve hot.
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kwaja chisty said...

Looks yummy!!

remya sean said...

wow truly delicious! happy to follow you dear :)
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