Bottle Gourd Halwa

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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

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8 comments

Tri Shakti November 24, 2014 - 10:35 am

Nice green halwa. What is palm sugar?

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Praveen Kumar November 24, 2014 - 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.

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A. P. Rao December 3, 2010 - 2:52 am

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

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pinky July 9, 2010 - 6:31 am

wow nice.i like it very much

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uday March 26, 2010 - 5:36 pm

bahut achha hai

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Sharda September 10, 2009 - 5:18 am

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

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Erica February 8, 2011 - 6:20 am

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

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vanitha March 12, 2009 - 2:38 am

excellent!

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