Halwai Style Lauki Ka Halwa

A perfect Halwai Style Lauki Ka halwa recipe to start the new year. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #Desserts #DesiFood

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  • Lauki (Bottle gourd) 2 & ½ kg
  • Doodh (Milk) 1 liter
  • Green food color 1 tsp or as required (optional)
  • Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp
  • Sugar 1 & ½ Cup or to taste
  • Desi ghee 1 & ½ Cup or as required
  • Badam (Almonds) blanched & sliced 3 tbs
  • Pista (Pistachios) sliced 3 tbs
  • Kishmish (Raisins) 3 tbs
  • Desi Ghee 1 tsp
  • Khoya 500g
  • Chandi warq (Edible silver leaf)
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Pista (Pistachios) sliced
  • Badam (Almonds) sliced


Peel bottle gourd & remove its seeds, grate them in longer strands in a bowl and set aside (approx. 2 & ½ kg).

In a wok add grated bottle gourd & cook on low to medium flame until bottle gourds release water & then completely dried (approx. 25-30 minutes).

Add milk, mix well & bring it to boil, then cook on medium flame for 12-15 minutes.

Add green food color, mix well & cook until milk is reduced.

Add cardamom powder, sugar, mix well & cook until sugar is melted. Cook on medium flame until it dries up (12-15 minutes).

In a frying pan add ghee & let it melt.

Add almonds, pistachios, raisins, mix well & fry until light golden.

Add fried nuts along with ghee in lauki ka halwa, mix well & cook on medium flame for 15-20 minutes or until ghee separates.

You can add khoya at this point & mix well or layer it as shown in describe in next step, then set aside.

In a frying pan add ghee & let it melt.

Add khoya, mix well & cook on low flame until it melts (approx. 2-3 minutes) then set aside.

In a serving dish add lauki halwa & spread evenly.

Add melted khoya on top & spread even layer.

Garnish it with edible silver leaf, tutti frutti & pistachios, serve!

Recipe By: Rabi Nasar

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