Lauki/Ghia/Bottle Gourd Halva Recipe

Bottle Gourd is well known for its therapeutic uses and a variety of dishes can be made from this vegetable. Sambhar, a variety of subzi, Soup, Kofta, and even desserts can be made from this vegetable. Posting a simple, easy to make and delicious Halva today.

Ingredients :

  • 1.5 kgs bottle gourd
  • 200 gms sugar
  • 500ml milk
  • 5 tbsps Ghee/clarified butter
  • A large pinch of Kesar/Saffron
  • 21 pods of Elaichi/Cardamom
  • Cashews and Almonds to garnish.

Method :

Wash and deskin the bottle gourd. Save the peel to make a stir fry. Grate the Bottle gourd and tip it into a pan along with the milk, Cashews and Almonds. Cook it on a gentle flame till done. Add the sugar and saffron and keep cooking till it starts leaving the sides of the vessel. Add the Ghee and stir for a while. Add the powdered Cardamom, mix well and serve hot.

Note: I prefer adding the Cashew and Almonds whole to the Halva without roasting them. You may sliver them and roast them in a tbsp of Ghee and add them too.

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