Ingredients for Doodhi Halwa/Lauki ka halwa:
1/2 kg bottle gourd (doodhi/lauki)
750 ml. (3/4 liter) milk
250 gms. sugar
1/4 t-spoon cardamom powder (elaichi)
10-12 saffron flakes (kesar)
1/2 table-spoon ghee
2 t-spoon finely chopped dry fruits (cashews, raisins, almonds etc.)
How to make Doodhi Halwa / Lauki ka halwa:
- Peel and grate Doodhi. Take a thick bottom saucepan and add milk and doodhi to it. Cook on medium-high heat, stir it occasionally till it starts getting thick. When it starts getting thick, add sugar heat further till it gets thick
- Now, add 1 t-spoon dry-fruits, cardamom, ghee, saffron and stir it continuously on low heat.
- Cook till ghee and milk disappears and Halwa gets collected in a soft ball
- Serve Doodhi halwa in glass bowls and garnish halwa with remaining dry-fruits.