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Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Halwa



Bottle Gourd Halwa / Lauki Halwa

Bottle Gourd Halwa, a dessert, grated bottled gourd cooked in milk, sugar, khova.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dessert
Servings: 2
Author: Chaya


  • 1 Small Bottle Gourd
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Khova
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter/Ghee
  • 2 Almond
  • 4-5 Pista
  • 3 Cashew


  • Peel off the bottle gourd skin, grate it from the sides, do not grate the pulp. 
  • In a pan add ghee, add grated bottle gourd, mix it, close the lid cook it for 5 min, in between keep stirring. 
  • Now add milk, cook till it becomes thick.
  • Add sugar, let it melt completely, add grated khova, mix it, add cardamom powder and half of the chopped dry fruits. 
  • cook for 1 to 2 mins, in a medium flame.
  • Garnish with remaining chopped dry fruits. 
  • Lauki halwa ready to have.



Grate the bottle gourd just before cooking, or else it turns brown in colour

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