LAUKI KA HALWA

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Let’s learn a new sweet dish recipe of Doodhi ka halwa. It is also known as dhoodhi halwa. A healthy sweet dish from rustic homes of India made with doodhi (bottle gourd) a healthy vegetable with lots of health benefits.

Bottle guard/ lauki is generally used in India to cook sabji, but this lauki ka halwa will make you a fan of this dish.

Let’s learn a new sweet dish recipe of lauki ka halwa. It is also known as dhoodhi halwa. A healthy sweet dish from rustic homes of India made with doodhi (bottle gourd) a healthy vegetable with lots of health benefits.

Bottle guard/ lauki is generally used in India to cook sabji, but this lauki ka halwa will make you a fan of this dish.

  • Doodhi or lauki (bottle gourd) – 800 gm
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Green cardamom powder – 3 gm
  • Cinnamon – 1-inch stick
  • Sugar – 50 gm
  • Clarified butter (ghee) – 20 gm
  • Dry fruits – 20 gm

LET’S MAKE CHASNI

Step 1: Bring 2 cups of water to boil and add 1 cup of sugar to it.

Step 2: Add a piece of cinnamon to the water.

Step 3: Allow it to boil for 10-15min on medium flame.

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Step 1: First peel off lauki (bottle guard)

Step 2: Grate lauki.

Step 3: Bring the pan to heat and add 2 tablespoons of ghee.

Step 4: Now add grated lauki and keep stirring for 5minutes.

Step 5: Now add half a cup of milk and mix well and again add the rest half of the milk.

Step 6: Add the chasni and cook till the moisture evaporates.

Step 7: Add chopped nuts for garnishing and finally add cinnamon powder.

Lauki ka halwa is ready to serve now.

Tips

  • Use fresh and and remove the inner seeds of bottle guard.
  • Saute lauki nicely in Ghee to avoid the raw taste in halwa.
  • Use full cream milk. Don’t use skimmed milk
  • Taste little lauki before use, if it is bitter in taste don’t use it is poisonous for health.
  • Cook only on low flame and keep stirring continiously.
  • Use extra ghee if you want

Nutritional value

  • Calories- 400kcal
  • Carbohydrate-40gm
  • Calcium-201mg
  • Sodium-55mg
  • Cholesterol-50mg
  • Protein-6gm
  • Fat-23gm

Also, read our other recipe.

If you like our healthy dessert then please let us know in the comments and do try for yourself. 

About Chef

Aditya Saksena
I am a hotel management graduate from a reputed hotel school with almost 10 years of working experience in various hotels namely wyndham grand, Radisson blu, Park plaza and reach gastronomical heights when started working for a Michelin stared Indian chef named Chef Vineet Bhatia in his flagship restaurant Rasoi by vineet in Bahrain. I love cooking food and it is my religion that I practice regularly.