Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season. It is also known as doodhi in Marathi and bottle gourd in English. During Navratri few vegetables like lauki (bottle gourd), kaddu (pumpkin), carrot and radish are allowed to eat. So lauki ka halva is also cooked during Navratri fasting time. But again this depends on your family tradition. So ask before making during fasting days.Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season.Preparation of lauki ka halwa is similar to gajar ka halwa. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in Navratri fasting time.

Preparation of lauki ka halva is similar to gajar ka halva. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in fasting time. You can check gajar halwa and sooji halwa. These days a number of recipes are available to prepare for Navratri fasting, which makes fasting a fun time.

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This is one of the popular desserts for those who are consuming lauki during fasting. Again lauki ka halva was prepared with my friend Shikha on the last day of Navratri, a dish from the same platter. This was very quick and got ready in 30 minutes. So let see how to make this delicious lauki ka halva or doodhi ka halwa for your Navratri to satisfy your sweet tooth.Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season.Preparation of lauki ka halwa is similar to gajar ka halwa. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in Navratri fasting time.

Lauki ka Halva

Ingredients                                                                                     Serve 2

500 Gram lauki or doodhi or bottle gourd
3 Cup full-fat milk
1 Tblsp ghee or clarified butter
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Tblsp chiroli (chironji)
1/4 Cup cut dry fruits like almond and pista
1 Tsp cardamom powder

Method

  1. First of all, peel the bottle gourd and wash it nicely. Now grate it in bigger size grater. Do not squeeze its water. I realized squeezing water makes them tasteless until you are making stuff parathas.
  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. To this add ghee and grated lauki. Keep stirring it till the raw smell of lauki goes away and all the water from lauki is evaporated. This takes 6-8 minutes, by this time lauki is reduced in amount.Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season.Preparation of lauki ka halwa is similar to gajar ka halwa. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in Navratri fasting time.
  3. Now add milk and sugar. Cook it on high flame for 10 minutes, adding sugar makes it very thin which takes time to evaporate and keep stirring occasionally. Scrap the milk solid from all the sides of the pan.
  4. It will start thickening, add all the chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix well and cook on medium heat. At this time keep stirring it otherwise halva can burn at the bottom.Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season.Preparation of lauki ka halwa is similar to gajar ka halwa. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in Navratri fasting time.
  5. When the halva started leaving the sides of the pan means it is ready.Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season.Preparation of lauki ka halwa is similar to gajar ka halwa. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in Navratri fasting time.
  6. Turn off the flame and let the lauki ka halva cool down before serving. Garnish with some chopped dry fruits and enjoy.

Notes

  1. This halva is prepared purely for fasting days.
  2. You can replace the half milk quantity with khoya. This will cook even faster.
  3. In the same way, you can make halva in a bigger quantity.

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My father was very fond of a variety of halwas. And this was cooked by him only which my mom followed all her lifetime. These days I am missing my parents, don’t know sometimes I feel like going back in days and just spend some time with my parents and come back to reality. I remember the first time when I came to the US from my project there was not a single day that I did not call them. It’s been ages since I heard his voice. I still wish I can cook for him once before I die.

Lauki ka halwa is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season.Preparation of lauki ka halwa is similar to gajar ka halwa. Grated bottle gourd in milk, flavored with cardamom and a handful of dry fruits makes it rich and a filling dish in Navratri fasting time.
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Lauki Ka Halva Recipe | How to Make Lauki Ka Halva

Lauki ka halva is an Indian sweet made during festivals and in the winter season. It is also known as doodhi in Marathi and bottle gourd in english. During Navratri few vegetables like lauki (bottle gourd), kaddu (pumpkin), carrot and radish are allowed to eat. So lauki ka halva is also cooked during Navratri fasting time. But again this depends on your family tradition. So ask before making during fasting days.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword fasting recipe, lauki ka halva, lauki ka halwa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 Serving
Author code2cook

Ingredients

  • 500 Gram lauki or doodhi or bottle gourd
  • 3 Cup full-fat milk
  • 1 Tblsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tblsp chiroli (chironji)
  • 1/4 Cup cut dry fruits like almond and pista
  • 1 Tsp cardamom powder

Instructions

  1. First of all, peel the bottle gourd and wash it nicely. Now grate it in bigger size grater. Do not squeeze its water. I realized squeezing water makes them tasteless until you are making stuff parathas.

  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. To this add ghee and grated lauki. Keep stirring it till the raw smell of lauki goes away and all the water from lauki is evaporated. This takes 6-8 minutes, by this time lauki is reduced in amount.

  3. Now add milk and sugar. Cook it on high flame for 10 minutes, adding sugar makes it very thin which takes time to evaporate and keep stirring occasionally. Scrap the milk solid from all the sides of the pan.

  4. It will start thickening, add all the chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix well and cook on medium heat. At this time keep stirring it otherwise halva can burn at the bottom.

  5. When the halva started leaving the sides of the pan means it is ready.

  6. Turn off the flame and let the lauki ka halva cool down before serving. Garnish with some chopped dry fruits and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  1. This halva is prepared purely for fasting days.
  2. You can replace the half milk quantity with khoya. This will cook even faster.
  3. In the same way, you can make halva in a bigger quantity.

13 thoughts on “Lauki Ka Halva Recipe | How to Make Lauki Ka Halva”

  1. That’s an interesting recipe. A Halwa from bottle gourd, I never heard of it. My mom makes pumpkin Halwa. I love that sweet. I must share this with my mom. Thanks for sharing yummy recipe.

  2. I have never tried sweet dishes with lauki. I am so jealous of north/west indians as your fasting dishes are amazing. In tamil Nadu we don’t have fasting specific dishes. 🙁 Lauki halwa looks so good.

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