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Monday, November 3, 2014

LAUKI HALWA / SURAIKKAI HALWA







A deliciously healthy halwa ...so easy to prepare ...loaded with the goodness of bottlegourd (Lauki /Suraikkai) and full cream milk...



INGREDIENTS

  • BOTTLEGOURD /LAUKI/SURAIKKAI(Grated)-4 CUPS
  • GHEE-3/4 CUP
  • FULL CREAM MILK-4 CUPS
  • KHOVA-1/2 CUP
  • SUGAR-11/2 CUPS
  • POWDERED CARDAMON-1/2 TEASPOON
  • BROKEN CASHEWNUTS-FEW
  • RAISINS-FEW
  • GREEN FOOD COLORING- A PINCH

METHOD



  • Skin the bottle gourd .Remove the seeds.
  • Grate the gourd.Squeeze out the juice with your hands .Drain.
  • Heat the ghee.
  • Fry the raisins and broken nuts.Drain and keep them aside.
  • Add the grated bottle gourd/lauki and fry well .The remaining water will ooze out .Boil well stirring continuously till it is almost evaporated.
  • Now ,add the milk and sugar and cook stirring continuously in a heavy bottomed pan till it is reduced to  a thick mass.
  • Add the  food color.Stir well.
  • Add the crumbled khova ,cardamom powder and fried nuts and raisins.
  • Serve hot or chilled.
  • Instead of khova,you can also add condensed milk to add to its richness.



Linking to
http://zestysouthindiankitchen.com/2014/11/hearth-soul-blog-hop-november-1-st-week.html

4 comments:

  1. Lovely recipe! I welcome u to my & Monu's HM Besties Event #2 that is about "Wedding Anniversary Cakes & Sweets" ..Plz hop over & link ur lovely recipes :)

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  2. Lauki ka halwa looks delicious Usha, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

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