Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe

By | Published , Last Updated: November 21, 2014 | Bottle Gourd, Halwa | 8 Comments

Bottle Gourd (Doodhi/Lauki/Sorakkai) is a vegetable loaded with nutrients. This delicious and simple halwa is popular in North India.
Bottle Gourd (Sorakkai/Doodhi) Halwa

Ingredients:
Bottle Gourd (Sorakkai/Doodhi/Lauki) – 400 gms
Milk – 250 ml
Palm Sugar (or Regular Sugar) – 150 gms
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ghee – 2 tblsp
Raisins – few
Cashew Nuts – few

Method:
1. Peel and grate the bottle gourds.
2. Heat milk in a pan over medium flame.
3. Add the grated bottle gourds and simmer for a few minutes.
4. In a separate pan, add the palm sugar and pour enough water.
5. Stir well and bring to a gentle boil.
6. Pour this in the bottle gourd mixture and stir well.
7. Simmer until the water has almost evaporated and the halwa starts to thicken.
8. Add the cardamom powder and stir.
9. Fry the raisins and cashew nuts in ghee.
10. Add to the halwa.
11. Remove and serve.

Tip: If preferred you can also add saffron strands.

Image via Vah Chef

Bottle Gourd Halwa, 4.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings
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8 thoughts on “Bottle Gourd Halwa

  1. Praveen Kumar said on November 24, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Palm sugar is a healthy substitute for regular sugar and is made from Palm or Coconut tree. If palm sugar is not available, you can use light brown sugar.

  2. Tri Shakti said on November 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Nice green halwa. What is palm sugar?

  3. Erica said on February 8, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I agree the recipe is good and simple to prepare, but I would found it to take a lot of time.

  4. A. P. Rao said on December 3, 2010 at 2:52 am

    The instuctions given are easy to follow and I feel it is the correct method of preparation. Thank you very much

  5. pinky said on July 9, 2010 at 6:31 am

    wow nice.i like it very much

  6. uday said on March 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    bahut achha hai

  7. Sharda said on September 10, 2009 at 5:18 am

    The recipe is very good and simple to prepare. It is excellent and very easy and not time comsuming.

  8. vanitha said on March 12, 2009 at 2:38 am

    excellent!

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