Lauki Halwa Recipe: How to Make Mouthwatering Bottle Gourd Halwa at Home

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of Lauki Halwa, also known as Doodhi Halwa or Bottle Gourd Halwa, with this step-by-step recipe guide. This traditional Indian dessert is a delightful treat for your taste buds and a perfect way to enjoy the goodness of bottle gourd.

Archana Doshi
Lauki Halwa Recipe: How to Make Mouthwatering Bottle Gourd Halwa at Home
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Indulge in the irresistible flavors of Lauki Halwa, also known as Doodhi Halwa or Bottle Gourd Halwa, with this step-by-step recipe guide. This traditional Indian dessert is a delightful treat for your taste buds and a perfect way to enjoy the goodness of bottle gourd.

In this comprehensive recipe, we'll walk you through the process of preparing Lauki Halwa from scratch, using simple ingredients easily available in your kitchen. From peeling and grating the bottle gourd to cooking it to perfection with aromatic spices, ghee, and milk, every step is carefully explained to ensure you achieve the perfect texture and flavor.

Whether you're hosting a festive gathering, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving a comforting dessert, this Lauki Halwa recipe is sure to impress. Plus, it's a great way to sneak in some nutritious veggies into your diet without compromising on taste.

Follow along and discover the joy of creating this classic Indian sweet at home. With its rich, creamy texture and heavenly aroma, this Lauki Halwa recipe is guaranteed to become a family favorite. Don't wait any longer—treat yourself and your loved ones to the decadent flavors of Doodhi/ Lauki Halwa today

Other halwa recipes that you can try are:

  1. Pumpkin Halwa (Kaddu Ka Halwa) Recipe
  2. Atte Ka Halwa Recipe
  3. Shakarkandi Ka Halwa Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

65 M

Makes:

6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Bottle gourd (lauki) , peeled and grated
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar , adjustable
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1/4 cup Cashew nuts , broken
  • 1 tablespoon Sultana Raisins
  • 1 pinch Saffron strands

How to make Lauki Halwa Recipe: How to Make Mouthwatering Bottle Gourd Halwa at Home

  1. To begin making the Lauki Halwa, first prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.

  2. Peel the bottle gourd and grate it using a grater or a food processor.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan or kadhai over medium heat.

  4. Add the grated bottle gourd and sauté for 4-5 minutes until it softens and the raw smell disappears.

  5. Pour in the milk and suagr and stir well.

  6. Let it simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the milk reduces and thickens, and the bottle gourd is completely cooked. This may take around 15-20 minutes.

  7. Once the milk has reduced, add saffron strands and mix well. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes until the flavours get infused and turn off the heat.  Cook until the lauki halwa reaches a thick, pudding-like consistency.

  8. In a separate small pan, heat the remaining ghee on medium heat. Add the chopped nuts and sauté until they turn golden brown and crisp. Keep aside.

  9. Turn off the heat and garnish the Lauki Halwa with the toasted nuts and transfer to a serving dish. You can either serve the Lauki Halwa warm or chilled. It will stay well in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

  10. Serve the Lauki Halwa warm or cold, as desired. Enjoy the delightful flavors of this traditional Indian dessert!

  11. Feel free to adjust the sweetness and the quantity of ghee of the Lauki Halwa according to your taste preferences. This Lauki Halwa is a perfect treat for special occasions or whenever you're craving something sweet and comforting. Enjoy!