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Bottle gourd pudding, Lauki Halwa

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1 kg bottle gourd (doodhi/lauki) , peeled and grated
1 cup Mava (khoya)(optional)
2 cups Milk
1 cup or more Sugar
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Cardamom powder (Elaichi powder)
1 cup Almonds and pistachio flakes
2 tsp Rose Water

Bottle gourd pudding, Lauki Halwa

How to make Lauki halwa, Recipe of lauki halwa

    • 30 minutes
    • Serves 3
    • Easy


    This humble Bottle gourd pudding or Lauki Halwa is a sweet delicasy made in every Indian home especially during winters. It is prepared with grated bottle gourd, (lauki or doodhi what ever you want to name it)milk,sugar, khoya and flavored with delicate cardamom powder and garnished with rich and royal dry fruits of your choice. With a light green outer skin and greenish white flesh, this bottle gourd has a tad sweet taste and is low in calories and nutritious as well.Winters set in and we all crave for some sweet dishes and halwa comes as the most preferred choice. The quintessential Carrot or Gajar Halwa

    or even the most simple and humble Sooji Halwa or this earthy Chickpea or Besan Halwa  are some of the recipes that you may like and even may want to try.

    How to make Lauki halwa



    Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, add the almonds and pistachios and fry till golden brown.
    Remove and keep aside.


    Peel and grate the Lauki and keep it aside in a bowl.
    Strain the excess water from lauki and add it to the same pan and saute on medium flame for 2 minutes.
    Add the hot milk and keep stirring till it reduces and become thick.


    Add the sugar, mix well and cook, till it reduces.
    Add the khoya,1 tbsp ghee, Almonds, pistachios and cardamom powder and mix well.


    When the halwa is cooked and becomes thick, add the rose water and mix well.
    Serve hot.

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