Bottle Gourd Halwa

31 Dec

Anapakaya/ Sorakaya Halwa


Bottle gourd/ Lauki 1 (small n tender)
Sugar 1/2 – 1 cup
Almonds 10-15
Green Cardamom 1
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Bruise the cardamom and crush the seeds inside.
Wash, remove ends, peel and grate bottlegourd on thicker side and keep aside.
Chop the almonds coarsely.
Heat a tsp of ghee in small pan, add chopped almonds and saute until they turn golden brown.

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan on medium high, add grated bottle gourd and stir for about 5-10 minutes or until bottle gourd turns light brown.
Now add milk, crushed cardamom seeds and simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
When most of the milk is evaporated, add sugar, almonds and give it a quick stir.
Let it stay on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar starts to caramalize.
Serve hot or chilled.

Store tight and refrigerate for few days.


6 Responses to “Bottle Gourd Halwa”

  1. Asha December 31, 2007 at 11:27 am #

    Happy new year Anusha!:))
    Ending the year with a sweet dish! Very nice! Enjoy.

  2. Mansi December 31, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    my favorite sweet that can be cooked in a jiffy!:)

    Wish you a great 2008!

  3. Manisha December 31, 2007 at 2:49 pm #

    Happy New Year to you, Raji!

  4. Srivalli January 1, 2008 at 12:10 am #

    Looks great Raji…Wish you a very happy New year!

  5. kalva January 1, 2008 at 7:56 am #

    Happy new year dear.. Yumm love this halwa!!

  6. Anishka Bhaskar February 15, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    nice halwa

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