Monday, June 30, 2008

Bottle Gourd Halwa


Grated bottle gourd-2 cups
Sugar-1 cup
Milk-2 cups
Ghee-2 tablespoons
Cashew nuts-4-6
Crushed aardomam-a pinch
Raisins-a few (optional)


1. Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan and fry the cashew nuts on a medium flame until they turn brown in colour.
2. Keep them aside and add the grated bottle gourd in the same pan.
3. Fry it until the raw smell goes and add the sugar and milk. Cook it for 7-8 minutes on a medium flame.
4. When the halwa becomes thick, add the remaining ghee and crushed cardamom.
5. Turn off the stove and serve it hot or chilled.

Note: We can replace the grated bottle gourd with grated carrot, pumpkin or beet root.


Asha said...

I love that sweet too, waiting for my bottle gourds plants to flower!:)

Mridul said...

Hey Vijaya, nice recipe. I like lauki ka halwa a lot. It tastes wonderful.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Asha!

Thank you Mridul!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Lovely colour! :)) Looks delicious! :)

Prajusha said...

usually we make curry with bottle gourd.never tried halwa...thanks for the recipe.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Latha!

Prajusha, it tastes nice. Please do give it a try.

Uma said...

yummy halwa! nice green color. cant' wait to try it.

TBC said...

I've seen this in a few blogs now. :D
Nice color!