Lauki Halwa/ Lauki Launj
A sweet dish made from lauki or bottle gourd. This can be served as fasting recipe also.
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Ghee/ Purified butter
Lauki/ bottle gourd
(800gm - 1kg)
or as per taste
Milk (full fat)
2 - 3
Peel skin of lauki and wash thoroughly.
Grate lauki with help of a grater. No need to soak in water as we ll use fresh grated ones.
Squeeze out excess water from lauki before frying.
Heat ghee in a pan. Add chopped dry fruits and saute for 30 - 40 seconds.
Remove from ghee and keep aside for further use.
In the same ghee add grated lauki (squeezed).
Saute on high flame for 3 - 5 minutes stirring in between.
Then reduce the flame to medium to low and cover the pan with a lid.
Cook for another 8 - 10 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally.
Once lauki is almost cooked, add milk.
Simmer till milk is completely reduced and forms khoya like structure.
Now add sugar and dry fruits.
Sugar will melt. Simmer on high flame stirring continuously to avoid sticking at bottom.
Once lauki is dry and leaves ghee turn off heat.
Halwa is ready. Refrigerate for 1 or 2 hrs.
Garnish with dry fruits and serve chilled lauki halwa.
Instead of milk, you can use
half milk + khoya
1 cup milk powder (for instant halwa)
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