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Bottle Gourd Halwa

Bottle Gourd Halwa

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 50

Total Time : 60

Ingredients

Serves 8

  • grated bottlegourd 6 cups

  • sugar 1 1/4 cups

  • vegetable oil or ghee 7-8 tsp

  • milk 3 cups

  • green cardamom powder 1 tsp

  • Almonds slivered 5-6 nos

  • Raisins 6-8 nos

  • cashew nuts 6-8 nos

Directions

  • 01

    In a blender, pulse 3 cups of the grated bottlegourd into a coarse paste

  • 02

    Combine with the remaining grated gourd

  • 03

    In a heavy bottomed pan, heat oil or ghee and add the bottlegourd and sauté for 6-7 minutes on medium heat until lightly aromatic, do not to burn it

  • 04

    Add milk and cook until it s evaporated,stirring frequently

  • 05

    Add sugar and cook,stirring constantly, until the bottlegourd halwa starts to pull off from the sides of the pan,Remove from heat

  • 06

    Stir in the cardamom powder

  • 07

    Serve the bottlegourd halwa warm or chilled, garnished with raisins, cashews and almonds

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