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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Desserts, Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


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