Dudhi Halwa Or Lauki (Bottlegourd) Halwa

Dudhi Halwa one of my favorite desserts! Dudhi is also called as Lauki in India in English it’s known as bottle gourd. Dudhi Halwa is one of famous Indian dessert mostly made all over India. My family loves desserts. So I thought of making Indian dessert which is healthy and delicious at the same time. This Dudhi Halwa  was just perfectly cooked, tasty and mouthwatering.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

There are lot of ways dudhi halwa is made in India. Some make with sweetened milk, some make with milk and sugar, some make with khoya (evaporated milk). I have combined everything and made this delish dessert ;)

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Bottlegourd has lot of benefits and is a rich source of fiber. It’s great for bones, skin, hair and provides nourishment to human body. Bottlegourd Juice if taken daily is great for curbing weight. So don’t wait start including this magical vegetable in your diet.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

The best part of dudhi halwa is you can eat them chilled Or hot either way it tastes great :)

Dudhi Ka Halwa

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Total Time: 20-25 mins

Serves: 4 to 5 people

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups freshly grated dudhi (bottlegourd skin lightly peeled)
  2. 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 250 ml sweetened milk
  5. 1/2 t/s cardamom powder
  6. 1/2 cup raisins chopped
  7. 12-14 cashewnuts chopped
  8. 14-16 almonds (blanched in hot water for 5 mins and skin peeled)
  9. 2 tbsp vanilla powder (optional)
  10. 2 saffron strands
  11. 3 tbsp khoya (also called as mawa / evaporated milk)
  12. a pinch of salt

Method:

Take a heavy bottomed wide saucepan. Place it on low heat. Add ghee to it.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Put all grated bottle gourd into it. Stir nicely for 4 to 5 mins.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Combine milk, sweetened milk, saffron strands, vanilla powder if using. Allow to cook for 7 to 10 mins on slow fire. Keep stirring in between.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Now add chopped cashews, blanched almonds, cardamom powder, salt and raisins. Cook for another 5 mins and keep stirring.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

It’s time to add khoya (evaporated milk). The mixture would be 1/2 of its size. It will start getting thicker.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Cook until water evaporates and continue stirring.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Switch off the gas voila your dudhi halwa is ready, Serve Hot Or Chilled. I love the chilled one. Top it with rabri Or icecream.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Tip:

  • You could use jaggery Or brown sugar for a healthy version of Dudhi Halwa.
  • Also you could add a dash of green food color. I dislike food coloring so haven’t added to my dessert.
  • Use your choice of nuts.

Enjoy Dudhi Halwa!

Have a great day ahead :)

The printable version below:

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Dudhi Halwa Or Lauki (Bottlegourd) Halwa
 
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Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups freshly grated dudhi (bottlegourd skin lightly peeled)
  • 3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 250 ml sweetened milk
  • ½ t/s cardamom powder
  • ½ cup raisins chopped
  • 12-14 cashewnuts chopped
  • 14-16 almonds (blanched in hot water for 5 mins and skin peeled)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla powder (optional)
  • 2 saffron strands
  • 3 tbsp khoya (also called as mawa / evaporated milk)
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Take a heavy bottomed wide saucepan. Place it on low heat. Add ghee to it.
  2. Put all grated bottle gourd into it. Stir nicely for 4 to 5 mins.
  3. Combine milk, sweetened milk, saffron strands, vanilla powder if using. Allow to cook for 7 to 10 mins on slow fire. Keep stirring in between.
  4. Now add chopped cashews, blanched almonds, cardamom powder, salt and raisins. Cook for another 5 mins and keep stirring.
  5. It's time to add khoya (evaporated milk). The mixture would be ½ of its size. It will start getting thicker.
  6. Cook until water evaporates and continue stirring.
  7. Switch off the gas voila your dudhi halwa is ready, Serve Hot Or Chilled. I love the chilled one. Top it with rabri Or icecream.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 to 5 people


Comments

  1. sunita says

    Yum Maria Yum

    Yesterday I had guests in my house and I wanted to make something sweet, so I jumped on your blog and made this, oh maria, everyone complimented me and in my heart I was thinking you, I swear. The changes what I made was I omitted ghee and in the boiling milk, i added rest of the ingredients, it was yum yum yum yum. Thanks for the recipe Maria.Kudos

    Take Care
    Sunita

  2. says

    I got really intrigued with this famous Indian treat. I googled some of the ingredients, so i can look for substitutes for those I cannot find in my local grocery and deli stores. I think I can find a pretty decent calabash here, so that is a check. I am good, then! I am ready to make an exquisite dessert. Looks really flavorful!Great post!

    • maria says

      Hi Anna,

      Calabash is an extended family of bottlegourd. Even you could make the same dessert with grated carrots. Lemme know how was it?..Thanks a ton.

      Love,
      Maria

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