Halwa is a traditional Indian sweet. Carrot and Bottle Gourd Halwa are the most easiest and popular recipes.Doodhi is also known as Lauki in hindi. It is healthy and yummy treat(not for calorie conscious people). I love Doodhi /Bottle gourd Halwa and make it often as per my own variation. I like to have it chilled. My kids and hubby loved it.
Recipe for Doodhi Halwa / Bottle Gourd Halwa:
800 Gms of Doodhi/ Bottle gourd peeled
800 ML Full cream Milk
120 Gms Milk Powder
½ Tsp Cardamom Powder
170 Gms Sugar(Increase or Decrease as per your taste)
1 Tbsp Ghee
Take a thick bottomed Vessel. Add Ghee to it. Add the grated Doodhi /Bottle gourd and saute for 2 mins . Add Milk and keep stirring occasionally to ensure it does not get burnt. Once the quantity of milk reduces to ¾ th add milk powder and sugar and stir well to ensure there are no lumps. Keep stirring till the milk coagulates to form thick mass. Sprinkle the cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the stove.
Heat a tsp of ghee in a wok. Roast cashews and raisins. Pour the Ghee along with roasted cashews and raisins on the Halwa. Allow it to cool. Serve at room temperature or serve chilled as per your choice.