Making Lauki halwa or dudhi halwa is very easy to prepare where grated bottlegourd is cooked till tender and then milk, mawa and dry fruits are added to it. You can make it for any party or whenever you crave for eating some sweet then try making this halwa.

LAUKI KA HALWA

Recipe card for lauki ka halwa recipe:

LAUKI KA HALWA

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME: 50 MINUTES

CUSINE: DESERT

AUTHOR: SWATI RASOI

SERVES: 4

4 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)

500 gm grated (bottle gourd or dudhi)

2 cups full fat milk, or 500 ml — milk should be boiled before and can be used at room temperature or chilled

1 bowl sugar or add as required

5 to 6 green cardamoms — powdered or crushed in motor pestle or ½ to 1 teaspoon cardamom powder

½ bowl chopped nuts — almonds, cashews or pistachios

PREPARATION

  1. Wash the carrot and peel them.
  2. Grate the lauki to medium thickness, either with a hand held grater or in a food processor. Remove the soft portion and seeds in the middle.

Making lauki halwa

  1. Heat a deep sauce pan, add 2–3 tablespoon ghee on medium-low flame. Use a large kadai so that milk does not splutter outside.
  2. Now add in grated lauki and saute for 8 minutes. Saute lauki till the moisture dries.
  3. Saute till the lauki shrinks slightly and changes colour.
  4. Then add full-fat milk. mix very well.
  5. Continue to cook on a low to medium-low flame till the milk comes to a boil. In between do stir at times.The milk will start boiling. At this step be stage and keep on stirring, so that the milk does not spill from the pan.
  6. While the mixture is simmering on a low flame, keep on stirring in between.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes or till milk thickens and lauki gets cooked completely.Stirring often continue to cook till ¾ or 75% of the milk has reduced and absorbed.
  8. Keep on stirring the halwa in between on low flame.On the other side, chop cashews and almonds in small chunks. Peel the cardamom and ground the seeds to make powder.
  9. When the milk has 80% reduced, add sugar to the mixture.
  10. After adding sugar,the halwa will start leaving water, so cook it while stirring. We’ll cook it too.
  11. Now the halwa until sugar dissolves completely and the moisture evaporates completely.
  12. The lauki halwa will gradually thicken and you will see some ghee being released from the sides. There should not be any liquid in the dudhi halwa.
  13. Now, add nuts and ¼ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.
  14. Then switch off the flame and Garnish with some chopped nuts and serve lauki halwa hot or chilled.

How to make lauki ka halwa recipe with step by step photo

PREPARATION

1. Wash the carrot and peel them.

2. Grate the lauki to medium thickness, either with a hand held grater or in a food processor. Remove the soft portion and seeds in the middle.

Making lauki halwa

1. Heat a deep sauce pan, add 2–3 tablespoon ghee on medium-low flame. Use a large kadai so that milk does not splutter outside.

2. Now add in grated lauki and saute for 8 minutes. Saute lauki till the moisture dries.

3. Saute till the lauki shrinks slightly and changes colour.

4. Then add full-fat milk. mix very well.

5. Continue to cook on a low to medium-low flame till the milk comes to a boil. In between do stir at times.The milk will start boiling. At this step be stage and keep on stirring, so that the milk does not spill from the pan.

6. While the mixture is simmering on a low flame, keep on stirring in between.

7. Cook for 10 minutes or till milk thickens and lauki gets cooked completely.Stirring often continue to cook till ¾ or 75% of the milk has reduced and absorbed.

8. Keep on stirring the halwa in between on low flame.On the other side, chop cashews and almonds in small chunks. Peel the cardamom and ground the seeds to make powder.

9. When the milk has 80% reduced, add sugar to the mixture.

10. After adding sugar,the halwa will start leaving water, so cook it while stirring. We’ll cook it too.

11. Now the halwa until sugar dissolves completely and the moisture evaporates completely.

12. The lauki halwa will gradually thicken and you will see some ghee being released from the sides. There should not be any liquid in the dudhi halwa.

13. Now, add nuts and ¼ tsp cardamom powder. mix well.

14. Then switch off the flame and Garnish with some chopped nuts and serve lauki halwa hot or chilled.

Tips for making dudhi halwa

  • Before making the halwa do taste the bottle gourd once as at time it comes bitter in taste and this can spoil your halwa.
  • You can add more ghee if you want.
  • Avoid using skimmed milk or toned milk as they may curdle. Use only full-fat milk or whole milk. Sugar can be added less or more as per taste.
  • A few saffron strands can also be added.

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