Wish You All The Reader's Of Mom's Recipies a Very Happy And Prosperous Gudi Padwa and Ugadi

Bottle gourds are one of the favorite vegetables of Indians and have numerous health benefits. Bottle gourd is rich in vitamins and especially in minerals which the body requires during the hotter months of the year. Cooked lauki is cooling, calming and acts as diuretic. It makes you relax after eating.

Ingredients:

Grated bottle gourd-2 cups
Sugar-1 cup
Milk-2 cups
Ghee-2 tablespoons
Cashew nuts-4-6
Crushed cardamom-a pinch
Raisins-a few
Cherry for garnishing

Method:

1. Peel and discard the seeds of bottle gourd. Grate the gourd.
2. Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan and fry the cashew nuts on a medium flame until they turn brown in colour.
3. Keep them aside and add the grated bottle gourd in the same pan.
4. Fry it until the raw smell goes stirring continuously.
5. Now pour in the milk and stir well. Let the doodhi cook on medium-high till the milk is nearly absorbed. Stir every once in a while.
6. Now add the sugar. Cook it for 7-8 minutes on a medium flame.
7. When the halwa becomes thick, add the remaining ghee and crushed cardamom.
8. Turn off the stove and serve it hot or chilled.
9. Serve hot garnished with Raisins, flaked almonds and pistachios. (I used a cherry also in the picture).
10. Bottle gourd halwa can be enjoyed warm with Vanilla ice-cream or chilled just a bit on its own. My version is quite gooey if you like it that way.


Tip:- Add 1-2 drops green color if you want appealing halwa .

25 Comments:

  1. Shama Nagarajan said...
    its a lovely one dear
    Doloncookbook said...
    What a nice & delicious treat . Looks great . I love halwa & surely try your version too .
    Vani said...
    looks yum, sireesha!
    rekhas kitchen said...
    very tempting sireesh nice pic. too ummmm yummmy
    Padma said...
    That is one delicious bottle gourd halwa... looks too good :)
    Happy cook said...
    I have neve rhad halwa with this veg, looks really sweet and yumm.
    Nithya Praveen said...
    Hey sereesha..first time to ur blog i suppose.I was looking for doodhi halwa recipes and stumbled upon urs...lovely one.Thanks for sharing!
    Prathibha said...
    Hmm lovely Halwa...
    Even i posted this some time back gal..
    Sailaja said...
    i love halwas....nice
    Pooja said...
    Oh this looks absolutely delectable! Lovely dessert to have after a full fledged meal!
    Vij said...
    nice sweety tempting halwa Siri!
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    Usha said...
    Very unique halwa, sounds interesting !
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    My favourite halwa.....looks yum....
    Pooja said...
    wow noru vuruthundi..chala bagundi yummy..
    Priya said...
    Looks absolutely delish!!Yummmy Halwa!!
    Parita said...
    We make this often at home :) i love it, yours look so yummy
    notyet100 said...
    hve tried this nd loved it,..:-)
    Laavanya said...
    I usually end up making koftas with these... Halwa looks awesome.
    Priti said...
    Ages since I ate this..looks so tempting
    AnuSriram said...
    Looks delicious! Yummy recipe..
    RK said...
    Hi! Nice recipe..m going to try it now. Hope it turns out as delicious as yours.(you forgot to mention add cashew nut to halwa after keeping it aside :P)
    Dazy said...
    I'm trying this tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!
    Jenni Malsingh said...
    Did you know you can also make this dish with courgette (zucchini)? I have some pictures on my blog of making courgette halwa and freezing it to make ice cream. It sounds weird but tastes really good! See pictures here: http://mangosoup.blogspot.com/2009/08/courgette-halwa-ice-cream.html
    Prerana Khanwalkar said...
    Halwa is looking yummy .Love it.Check my version aslo at http://savorindian.blogspot.com/2013/08/doodhi-halwa-lauki-halwa.html

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