Bottle gourd or Lauki is a versatile veggie full of nutrients. It has more percentage of water and mostly used in soups and juices.
It can be cooked with any dal as sides for any dish, in Sambhar and also known for its several medicinal properties. It’s also cooling for the system.
This is a halwa prepared mostly for its cooling properties by many households as it serves both as a coolant as well as a delicious dessert. It can be relished hot, cold or at room Temperature.
1 bottle Gourd- about a 3 cups after grating.
Jaggery – 1.5 cups
Cardamom – 1 small spoon powdered.
Water – less than a ounce
Ghee – 2 table spoons
Almonds – 4-5 slivered Raisins – 1 table spoon
Corn flour – 1 small spoon
Heat a saucepan and Add the jaggery and water and on low fame keep cooking until melts and turns sticky.
Now add grated and cooked Lauki and keep stirring until it begins to leave the edges of the pan.
Add ghee and powdered Cardamom.
Keep cooking. Now sprinkle the cornflour evenly and mix well as the mixture starts thickening . Garnish with nuts and Raisins. The halwa is now ready.
Can be enjoyed warm or cold.