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Lauki Halwa

Lauki halwa or dudhi halwa is a rich, creamy dessert made with lauki or bottle gourd
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 medium bottle gourd peeled and grated
  • ½ cup ghee
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tbsp raisin
  • ½ to ¾ cup sugar depending on preference
  • A small pinch cardamom powder


  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Fry cashew and raisins in it and set aside
  • In the same pan, add the grated bottle gourd and saute on medium flame until it slightly shrinks and raw smell goes
  • Add the almond milk and bring to boil
  • Cover and simmer until the milk evaporates and the mixture slightly thickens. This may take 45-60 minutes. Keep stirring every few minutes
  • Add sugar and mix well. Increase the flame and keep stirring until the sugar melts and slightly caramalises, about 4-5 minutes
  • Add the remaining ghee and mix well. Keep stirring until the ghee is fully incorporated
  • Keep stirring until all the moisture is evaporated and the ghee starts to ooze from the sides
  • Add fried cashew and raisins and cardamom powder
  • Mix well and serve halwa warm
Nutrition Facts
Lauki Halwa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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