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A traditional Indian dessert recipe of grated bottle gourd cooked with milk and cardamom. Great for those who have a sweet tooth but are conscious about their health as well.

  • 3 to 3.5 cups grated bottle gourd or lauki or dudhi
  • 500 ml pre-boiled milk
  • 7 tbsp sugar 
  • 3-4 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 4-5 cardamoms, powdered or crushed
  • ½ cup chopped almonds and cashews
  • In a kadai or deep pan combine milk and grated lauki or bottle gourd
  • Bring the whole mixture to a boil and then lower the flame
  • Simmer the mixture on a low flame and keep on stirring in between
  • The bottle gourd will cook in the milk and the milk will start to reduce and evaporate
  • When the milk has 75% reduced, add crushed cardamom, chopped almonds and cashew nuts to the mixture
  • Add ghee when the all the milk has evaporated.
  • Mix the ghee with the rest of the mixture and cook for a minute
  • Lastly add the sugar and mix it with the halwa
  • The sugar will melt and the halwa will become a bit liquidy.
  • Cook the lauki halwa for a few minutes, stirring continuously
  • Serve hot or cold

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