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Monday, August 11, 2008

BOTTLE GOURD (SOREKAYI / LOUKI) HALWA


BOTTLE GOURD (SOREKAYI / LOUKI) HALWA

Ingredients:

Bottle gourd – 1
Boiled Milk – 1½ cups
Sugar – 1 cup
Saffron – few
Cardamom powder – 1 tspn
Cashews – 7-8 (cut in half and chopped and fried in little ghee till light brown in color)
Raisins – 7-8
Ghee – 2 tbl spns

Preparation:

1. Peel the gourd and cut in half. Scoop out the seeds and grate the bottle gourd.
2. Take ghee in a non-stick deep bottomed pan and fry the bottle gourd till the raw smell goes.
3. Add milk and Cook the bottle gourd in milk and keep stirring it.
4. Once the bottle gourd is cooked and after all the milk is absorbed, add sugar, cardamom powder, saffron, raisins, and cashews (previously fried in little ghee). Mix well and serve either hot or cold.

UPDATE: This one too is on its way to EC's SIMPLE INDIAN FOOD BLOG for the WYF: COLOR IN FOOD EVENT

4 comments:

notyet100 said...

NICE COLOUR...LAUKI HALWA IS SO DELCIOUS NA,..:-)

LG said...

we love this halwa too..nice one veda!

Paru ... said...

We call this dumroot..I love this halwa..Delicious and tasty..

Jenni Malsingh said...

You can also use courgette (zucchini) to make halwa if you cannot get lauki. I like to freeze the halwa, to make halwa ice cream, it's really tasty! You can see some recipes on my blog, if you are interested: http://mangosoup.blogspot.com/2009/08/courgette-halwa-ice-cream.html