Dudhi Halwa (Lauki/Bottle Gourd Dessert)
Most of the times we literally think what to make with this vegetable. There are many options, but unfortunately this vegetable is not liked by all. I always make Dudhi Paratha or Dudhi Kofta or even a pancake of it. This time I had an occasion and I wanted to make a dessert, so thought of making Dudhi halwa. To be true this was my third attempt, as in the earlier two the dudhi did not turn out well as I think i did not gave it enough time to cook in the start. This time with a little doubt, but still positive that it will turn out good , I gave it a go. So here goes the recipe:
- 1/2 Dudhi/Lauki/Bottle Gourd grated (6 inches – roughly around 2 Cups )
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Elaichi (Cardamom) Powder
- 1/4 Cup finely chopped nuts (I used almonds and Cashew)
- In a thick pot or Kadai (wok) add ghee.
- Once the ghee is melted add Dudhi and cook on medium for around 8-10 minutes, until it becomes a bit soft.
- Add the Milk and let it cook on medium flame stirring every 3-4 minute or so until the milk evaporates or reduces to just around 1 tablespoon.
- Add Sugar and cook for another 4-5 minutes stirring continuously until the sugar has completely mixed into it and the mixture is not watery.
- Switch off the gas, and add the Elaichi Powder and Chopped Nuts.
- Yummy and healthy Dudhi Halwa is ready.
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