I recently read one of the article in "Times of India" about Bottle Gourd. Here is the summary from that article. Consuming bottle gourd juice has many health benefits. This simple vegetable is full of minerals and water. Bottle gourd helps fight many small problems keeping you healthy. Listed below are a few health benefits of bottle gourd juice. Bottle gourd juice is widely used for the weight loss. It helps reduce the inflammations in the liver and kidneys. Helps in easing the problem related to constipation. The water and fiber in the bottle gourd make the digestive system free and active. Sesame oil when mixed with bottle gourd juice helps to cure problems of insomnia. Bottle Gourd is one of the nutrition rich veggie and we should try and use that as often as possible in our day to day diet. We can make many different dishes using Bottle Gourd. 

Doodhi Halwa (Bottle gourd Halwa) is one of the scrumptious Indian Dessert made using Bottle Gourd and condensed milk. Like Carrot or beetroot halwa, this is also easy to make and very tasty. Here, I have given a simple method to make Lauki halwa. I have used sweetened condensed milk which eases our procedure. This halwa would be a best treat for our family and guests! Lets see how to make this yummy and healthy Doodhi Halwa / Lauki Halwa.

Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe
Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Servings5

Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe
Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe

Ingredients:
Grated Bottle Gourd4 Cups**
Milk1 Cup
Condensed Milk1/2 Tin or 200gms
Cashews5-6
Almonds5-6
Raisins10
cardamom Powder1/4 teaspoon
Green Food Color (Optional)2 pinches
Ghee3 tablespoon

* 1 Cups = 250 ml
Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe
Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe

Method:

  1. Wash, Peel and grate the bottle gourd and set it aside. Heat a pan and add a teaspoon of ghee and fry the cashews, almonds and raisins and set them aside. To the pan, add the grated bottle gourd to the pan and saute them in ghee for 3-4 minutes in medium flame

  2. After 3-4 minutes, the grated bottle gourd would become soft and tender. Then add milk to the pan and allow the bottle gourd to cook completely. Add the green food color to the pan and mix well. Food color is just optional. Generally Doodhi halwa is light green in color but if you feel not to add artificial color, then you could skip it. 

  3. When the milk is fully absorbed, add the condensed milk to the pan and mix well. Stir continuously till the condensed milk and the bottle gourd are completely incorporated. 

  4. Add ghee at regular intervals till the whole mixture rolls like a ball without sticking to the sides of the pan. Finally add cardamom powder and roasted nuts and mix well

  5. Delicious Doodhi Halwa (Bottle Gourd Halwa) is now ready to serve! 
  6. Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe
    Doodhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa Recipe | Surakkai Halwa Recipe | Lauki Halwa Recipe

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  1. My daughter loves lauki. will definitely try. Also am a regular follower of your receipes. ..they are as refreshing as your beauty maami!!!!!

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