Friday, 28 June 2013

Doodhi/Lauki Halwa / Sweet Bottlegourd Pudding

Bottlegourd known in India as doodhi or lauki, is an Indian veggie used in many curries and also it is known for the health benefits. The halwa out of it is very famous in Northern India. I tried to prepare this halwa today afternoon so that we could eat a flavourful dessert after our normal dinner. Here I share the rich and sinful dessert's easy to make recipe


Ingredients:
Lauki/Bottlegourd-1
Milk-1 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Ghee-4-5 tsp
Cardamom pod-1
Raisins/Sultanas-10-12(optional)

Recipe:
  1. Bottlegourd/lauki is a slender long vegetable which is harvested young.
  2. Peel a lauki using a peeler.
  3. Grate using the grater to get fine gratings of lauki.
  4. In a pan add grated lauki and add milk and cook the lauki till tender and well cooked.
  5. Soon the liquid content evaporates.
  6. Once it evaporates add sugar to it and mix well.
  7. Sugar melts and cook further till all the liquid content goes off.
  8. Now add ghee teaspoon by teaspoon with continuous mixing.
  9. Peel cardamom and crush cardamom seeds well. Add crushed cardamom to the mixture on the pan.
  10. Mix well and cook till the mixture moves together leaving sides

Serving suggestion:
  1. Add ghee fried sultanas/raisins or cashews or almonds on top as garnish. It is optional though.
  2. If desired could be enjoyed with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream




Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)


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