Monday, July 18, 2011

Lauki Halwa

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auki/Bottle gaurd/ Doodhi halwa is scrumptious Indian dessert. Halwa, made of la sounds unusual but the dessert is delicious. Bottle Gourd is one of the most vital veggies that alternative medicine systems like Ayurveda and Unani prescribe as it is low in cholesterol and fat and high in iron, fibre, dietary and vitamins C & B. 
Grated bottle gourd simmered with milk, sugar, ghee and cardamom. It can be served as a snack or after meal sweet!


Ingredients


Grated lauki - 4 cups
Condensed milk - 1 tin
Milk powder - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 cups
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Nuts

Method
Boil the grated lauki in pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of milk to 1 whistle . In a microwave safe bowl mix condensed milk and milk powder. Microwave it for 5 min. Give it a stir and put again for 2 mins. Open the cooker and add rest of the milk and microwaved mawa. Mix well and let it cook on medium heat till all the liquid evaporates. Stir it often. Add the sugar and cook again. When all the liquid evaporates, add cardamom powder and gee. Mix well. Garnish with nuts. The delactable halwa is ready to enjoy.


This halwa is going to Sara's Signature recipes
and Iftar Moments Hijri 1432


and MMK - Mithai Mela



18 comments:

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  2. Yummy Halwa with Bottle gourd.. Never tried.. New and interesting..

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  3. Great recipe using bottle gourd:-) Cant wait to try this..

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  4. I like less use of ghee and use of condensed milk. Halwa looks good and decoration on it looks great!!!

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  5. Never tried this before,tempting halwa

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  6. Delicious, rich, royal halwa!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. Wow. this is perfect and luv the presentation too. Visit my blog when time permits.

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  8. New 2 me....looks soo yummy and rich...:)

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  9. very new and nice presentation

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  10. A halwa made of bottle gourd - very original! Looks very nice.

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  11. This sounds very new to me. Halwa with bottle gourd. Looks sweet and delicious :)

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  12. It is in my to-do list for long time, lookd delicious & perfectly made.
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  13. I love this recipe a lot.. Yours looks absolutely perfect.. Thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  15. yummy..thanks for the recipe :)
    Keep sharing !!
    Love ~

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