It is said that including more and more vegetables in your diet is very essential for the growth of your body, especially when it comes to the kids. But there are a lot of vegetables, which are disliked by our family members. One of them is Lauki/Doodhi, or Bottle Gourd, as it is called in english. Everyone in my family makes faces, when they hear its Lauki Ki Sabzi for lunch.
Therefore, I was looking for recipes, that can make Lauki interesting for them and stumbled upon this LAUKI KA HALWA. I thought to give it a try and to my surprise it was a hit at home. My son liked it so much, that he demanded for one more serving. Let me tell you, I was a happy mother that day. If you are also wondering how Lauki will taste in a Halwa, then you should give it a try and it will surely not disappoint you.
Laura is a summer vegetable and is very beneficial to include it in your everyday meals. It is rich in minerals and vitamins and also hydrates the body. So make sure you buy a fresh laud from the local market, and make this delicious halwa. If you are looking to make more Indian desserts from Lauki, try some of my other favourites – Lauki Ki Kheer and Lauki Ki Barfi.
Learn how to make Lauki Ka Halwa, which can be served along with your festive meals, for special occasions or even for your family get togethers. Here is the recipe of Lauki Ka Halwa.
What is Lauki Ka Halwa?
Lauki Halwa is a simple Indian dessert, where Bottle Gourd is the star ingredient. Bottle gourd is peeled and grated, and then cooked in ghee along with full cream milk, cardamom powder, rose water, almonds, cashew nuts, khoya and sugar. It is a popular Halwa recipe, that is made in almost all the Indian households during festivals, special occasions or just for occasional treat after your everyday meals.
If you are looking for a Lauki Ka Halwa without Khoya, you can skip the khoya and cook lauki only in milk. Cooking in milk also lends a beautiful flavour to this halwa. In case, you want to make a vegan version of this halwa, you can substitute dairy milk with almond milk.
If you love Gajar Ka Halwa, I am sure you will love this one too. It is so easy to make, that you don’t need to wait for an occasion to savour this sweet and creamy Dudhi Halwa. Do give it a try and let me know if you liked it!
Lauki Ka Halwa Recipe Step By Step
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
Add almonds and cashew nuts and fry till golden brown.
Add lauki and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the boiled milk.
Simmer the heat and cook till all the milk has reduced. Add cardamom powder and rose water. Cook for a minute.
Add khoya and sugar and cook till the desired consistency is reached.
Garnish with almonds and pistachio slivers.
Lauki Ka Halwa
- Ghee - 4 tbsp
- Almonds - 10-12 broken into small pieces
- Cashewnuts - 10-12 broken into small pieces
- Lauki - 3 cups Peeled, seeded and grated using medium size grater
- Full cream milk - 3 cups
- Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
- Rose water - 1/2 tsp
- Sugar - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
- Khoya - 200gm cooked till slightly browned
- Dry fruits for garnishing
- Boil the milk in a pan.
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
- Add almonds and cashewnuts and fry till golden brown.
- Add lauki and fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the boiled milk.
- Simmer the heat and cook till all the milk has reduced.
- Add cardamom powder and rose water.
- Cook for a minute.
- Add khoya and sugar and cook till the desired consistency is reached.
- Garnish with almonds and pistachio slivers.