Bottle Gourd Halwa

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Bottle Gourd Halwa


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 50 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 0 Min


Serves : 8
  • 6 cups grated bottlegourd

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 7-8 tsp vegetable oil or ghee

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 tsp green cardamom powder

  • 5-6 nos almonds slivered

  • 6-8 nos raisins

  • 6-8 nos cashew nuts


  • In a blender, pulse 3 cups of the grated bottlegourd into a coarse paste
  • Combine with the remaining grated gourd
  • 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
  • Add milk and cook until it s evaporated,stirring frequently
  • Add sugar and cook,stirring constantly, until the bottlegourd halwa starts to pull off from the sides of the pan,Remove from heat
  • Stir in the cardamom powder
  • Serve the bottlegourd halwa warm or chilled, garnished with raisins, cashews and almonds