Lauki Ka Halwa
Lauki ka halwa or dudhi halwa or lauki halwa - a luscious creamy Indian dessert recipe made from grated bottle gourd, ghee, milk, khoya, nuts, cardamom and sugar. Here is how to make lauki ka halwa recipe at home.
Servings: 6 servings
to make dudhi halwa:
- 2 cups Bottle Gourd (lauki/ghiya/doodhi), grated
- 1 cup Full fat Milk
- 4 tbsp Ghee
- 2-3 Green cardamom
- 6-7 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tbsp Almonds roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp Cashew nuts roughly chopped
- 100 g Khoya (mawa) mashed or grated
- ¾ teaspoon cardamom powder
To garnish dudhi halwa:
- Slivered almonds and pistachios
- Silver vark optional
- dried rose petals optional
To begin with, first, melt ghee in a pan.
While the ghee heats, add green cardamom and fry for few seconds
Then, add grated lauki and saute on high heat for 3-4 minutes or until it softens further.
After the lauki is sauteed well, add milk and stir continuously for 1-2 minutes.
When the milk dries, then add sugar and mix well, stir until sugar melts.
Then, add almonds and cashew nuts, mix and cook for 1 minute
Finally, add khoya and cardamom powder, stir continuously for 1-2 minutes until khoya blends well to reach the required consistency of halwa.
Best dudhi halwa is ready to serve. Dish out and garnish with almonds, pistachios and silver wark
Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 407mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 1mg