Lauki Halwa Recipe : Delicious Dudhi Ka Halwa!

If you are in search of a simple sweet recipe which requires almost negligible cooking, then end your hunt. Because the Lauki Halwa Recipe is one such sweet dish recipe which is simple yet healthy. The fragrance of the aromatic ingredients, when sauteed and cooked, is irresistible. Once simply does not need a reason to get savored by the hot and healthy Lauki Halwa. The sweet taste and smooth yet crunchy texture of this rich sweet are unbeatable with the addition of condensed milk and nutty dry fruits.

Lauki Halwa

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  • Recipe Category: Sweet
  • Cuisine: Desserts

Description: The Lauki Halwa Recipe is easy to make at home with milk and ripe Lauki. Cook Dudhi Halwa at home with ease and get highly appreciated.

Lauki Halwa Recipe

Lauki Halwa Recipe Ingredients:

  • Lauki – 2 ½ cup
  • Full-Fat Milk – 1 cup
  • Condensed Milk – 3 tbsp.
  • Khoya – ¾ cup (crumbled)
  • Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Vanilla Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Cinnamon Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Green Food Color – ¼ tsp.
  • Pistachios – ½ cup
  • Cashew – ½ cup
  • Walnuts – 2 tbsp.
  • Almonds – ½ cup
  • Dates – ½ cup
  • Raisins – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp.
  • Butter – 1 tbsp.
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon – ¼ slice
  • Warm Water – ¼ cup

Note: Lauki is also known as Dudhi in Hindi and bottle guard in English. Apart from doodhi, few folks also know it from the name ghiya. Use carnival almods (buy it here)

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Lauki Halwa Recipe Steps:

Pre-Preparation:

  1. Grate the Lauki:
    • Wash Lauki properly under the fresh water tap.
    • Rinse, clean and dry the Lauki with a kitchen cloth.
    • Peel off their skin and again wash it with water.
    • Grate the Lauki from all the sides.
    • Discard the center portion which contains seeds.
    • Squeeze the water from the grated Dudhi.
  1. Boil the condensed milk. Squeeze little lemon into milk.
  2. Blanch and peel the nuts you have. Chop into pieces.

Note: Do not throw away the water you squeezed. It is good for health.

Preparation:

  • Heat ghee or butter in a saucepan over a medium flame.
  • Add the grated and dry Dudhi to cook.
  • Sauté it for 4 minutes and stir it well to cook.
  • Now in a deep and shallow pan, combine the cooked Lauki with the boiled fresh milk and the sweet condensed milk.
  • Stir the mixture continuously till it reaches its boiling point.
  • Keep cooking on a low flame.
  • Simmer the mixture with khoya and do keep stirring at the same flame.
  • When you find that the milk has reduced, then change the knob of the flame and increase it.
  • Add the chopped dry nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios and cashew nuts. Also, add the raisins and dates.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon powder, cardamom powder or the crushed cardamom into the mixture.
  • When the mixture has become dry, and the milk has been evaporated add the ghee.
  • Mix ghee evenly into the mixture and cook for few more minutes.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla powder according to the sweetness you can prefer.
  • Let the sugar melt into the mixture which will make it smooth, sweet and soft.
  • Once the mixture has become soft, add the warm water into the pan to turn Halwa a bit liquid.
  • Cook the Halwa for few more minutes.
  • Keep stirring in between to avoid it getting stuck at the bottom.
  • Add the green food color essence and stir once again.
  • When the Halwa is properly cooked, and the correct consistency has been achieved, turn off the gas.
  • Transfer the Lauki Halwa on the plate, spread it evenly.
  • Cut into the thick small cubes.

And the lovely hot Lauki Halwa Recipe is ready! Now treat your senses with this delicious sweet.

Note: For the creamier Halwa, add more milk. Always serve the Lauki Halwa hot.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 250 calories
  • Total Time: PT40M
  • Serves: 5
  • Date Published:

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The sole and only hero behind this sugary dessert is the ripened sweet Lauki. So the basic requirement to prepare the Dudhi Ka Halwa at home is to select the fresh and juicy Lauki. Thus, before getting started with the making, you have to pluck out ripened Lauki from your garden or choose the best from the market. Besides being the main ingredient of Halwa, the juicy Lauki also has plenty of health benefits. It acts an instant cooler, it keeps the heart healthy, prevents graying of hair, aids dandruff of hair, reduces stress, controls blood pressure and much more.

There are numerous ways to include Lauki in diet such as vegetable curry, paratha, juice, sweet dish, pudding, etc. Thus next time you find Lauki in your kitchen, do not get lost over what to make. Each time you can try the new variety from it which can either be the main course of the meal or a side serve. And if the Lauki is long, then you can use half and keep another half for later.

It’s a pleasure to have a warm and creamy Lauki Halwa in winter. The Lauki ka Halwa is a super-duper sweet dish which will entertain your guest’s sweet senses. Also it so easy to make and with proper precaution it’s guaranteed that nothing would go wrong even if you are trying for the first time. It does not really need any cooking skills, just carefully follow each and every instruction of the recipe and your end dish will be delicious. This dish is can be served in all type of sacred occasions, parties or festivals.

Remarks:

  • The Lauki Halwa Recipe gets together in around 60 minutes.
  • It is not compulsory to use the green food color essence.
  • Refrain from adding sugar till the Lauki mixture has been cooked.
  • Do not too much oil, or else your Halwa will be oily and sticky.
  • While making Lauki Halwa, use the thick bottom heavy utensil.
  • Always use the fresh milk and ripe Lauki.
  • You can also add ghee first and then sauté shredded/ grated Lauki.
  • Add sugar in appropriate quantity, as condensed milk is already sweet.

Garnishing:

You can cut the pieces of Lauki Halwa in various shapes. Serve this delicious sweet in a plate or shallow bowl. Garnish the Halwa cubes with:

  • Raisins / Dates
  • Green Grapes
  • Silver Leaf
  • Saffron Strands
  • Pistachios / Cashews
Quick Tip:
  • You can either eat this Halwa hot or keep it in refrigerator for a while and make it a Lauki Pudding.
  • You can have it plain or you can top it with the whipped cream or with any of your favorite ice-cream.
  • If your milk is not fresh or your Lauki is not ripe then when you pour the milk there are chances of milk spilling.

The Lauki Halwa Recipe is easy to make at home with milk and ripe Lauki. Cook Dudhi Halwa at home with ease and get highly appreciated. You just few basic ingredients for this dessert and you can get stared with its preparation. The way to make this Lauki Ka Halwa is by not squeezing the water which is released from the Lauki when you are grating it. In the above mentioned recipe, we have grated the Lauki and squeezed the water from it but if you want you can add the grated Lauki directly to the pan without squeezing the water. Simply you have to grate the Lauki and add it to the pan along with the milk. Then allow to cook for some time and keep on stirring continuously. It would take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour for Lauki to cook with the milk if you are making it on the lower flame.

You may prepare it on the high flame or at medium flame if you want to cook fast but then there are chances that it would get burnt and it constantly needs your attention. The benefit of preparing the Lauki over the low flame is that you can allow it cook and meanwhile do other things. Also, if you are in extremely hurry and need to make this Halwa of Lauki very quickly, then you can use the microwave to prepare the Lauki Ka Halwa. Take a deep or hollow microwave safe bowl and mix everything in the bowl. Then keep the bowl in the microwave for 15 minutes and your Halwa would be ready. Just be careful about using the bowl as the frothing milk would easily spill if you use any small bowl.

In the above recipe, we have first sautéed the Lauki in ghee, then added milk or khoya with sprinkle of sugar. Though the texture and taste would be slightly different but it is still quicker than the conventional method. If you do not want to compromise with the taste of Lauki, then firstly combine milk with grated Lauki. When the milk comes to the boiling point, add the other spice powders and the nuts. After the milk has been evaporated completely, mix the ghee with the Lauki mixture and allow to cook. Finally, add the sugar and stir everything well for a minute.

The other way to prepare it using the pressure cooker and not the pan. Here there is an advantage that you do not have to keep stirring the Halwa mixture or you do not need to pay much attention while the Lauki is being cooked. You have to grate the Lauki, sauté it for a minute and mix it with the milk or Mawa and then pressure cook it for few minutes.

Surprisingly Lauki is one the rare vegetables which we can cook with pure ghee to make the delicious desserts. It’s hard to find such vegetables that can take lead role of ingredient in the section of sweets. Lauki or Dudhi is highly appreciated vegetable but least known fact is that this sweet Dudhi Ka Halwa tops the list of Indian sweet dishes made during the festivals. Its rich taste and royal texture has surely enchanted the people, whereas its creamy layer takes the charm.

Searching for a simple idea to use the Dudhi, then this Lauki Ka Halwa is exactly what you should try to make! It is simple, yet healthy and tasty. Even if you are trying for the first time, do not worry. It would turn out to be great, just be careful about the balanced proportion on condensed milk and sugar.

This yummy Dudhi Ka Halwa gets prepared in no time if you have the necessary ingredients at home and a bit of time. Try to experiment with the dishes of Lauki and experience the rich of its flavors and taste in the form of delicious and creamy Halwa. It’s a wonderful, interesting, innovative recipe but you can also prepare Lauki Kofta Curry which is easy to make at home. The bottle guard is extremely healthy vegetable from which you can make many dishes like Lauki Raita, Guard Kabab, and Lauki Handvo or Lauki Bhajiya.

The creamy Halwa is a classic Indian dessert that is quick, easy and simple, delicious and taste absolutely divine! The Lauki Halwa is extremely nutritious and packed with all the proteins of Lauki. The best time to have this is the festival of Navratri but its simplicity will force you to make throughout the whole year. The other Halwa Recipes which you would like to make at any of the year are Apple Halwa, Kaddu Ka Halwa, and Mango Halwa. From the countless varieties of Halwa, the Gajar Ka Halwa is most popular and commonly made in house. The beetroot Halwa made from the beetroot is also of the delicious Halwa.

You can also make sweet dishes like Paneer Kheer, Jalebi, Rabdi, Lapsi and Shrikhand.


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