Thursday, February 13, 2014


Doodhi Halwa

A traditional mithai that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste, some for the goodness of doodhi and milk, and some for the warm feeling it instils on a rainy day! i know some busy-bees who would stop over at a sweetmeat stall, have a cup of halwa and a samosa in lieu of a meal, and continue their work with full energy!

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Makes 2 servings


1 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 1/2 tsp ghee
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup grated khoya

For The Garnish


  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the bottle gourd and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and milk and cover and cook on a slow flame for approx. 4 to 5 minutes,till the bottle gourd is soft.
  3. Add the khoya, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from the flame, garnish with chirongi nuts and allow to cool completely.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve chilled.

Recipe Source: Doodhi Halwa

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