Sorakaya Halwa/Bottle Gourd(Lauki) Halwa

imageSorakaya halwa

Celebrate the Festival of Lights/Diwali with bottle gourd halwa!The halwa is mouth watering with it’s amazing fragrance and taste. If you are bored with regular savoury dishes with bottle gourd like curry, dal or pulusu definitely the halwa is a very good choice. Kids love to have the halwa any time. Here I present yummilicious sweet bottle gourd halwa/Sorakaya halwa which can be served after meal or anytime. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Ingredients:

Bottle gourd: 1 no. (Yields one and a half cup grated bottle gourd for the variety I’ve used)

Sugar: half cup

Milk: 1- 1 1/2 cups

Cardamom pods: 5/6 nos.

Dry fruits: Fistful(Cashews,pista,raisins n almonds)

Ghee: 1 1/2 tbsp.

condensed milk: 3 tbsp(Optional)

Method of preparation:

1. Take one full bottle gourd(Either round or long variety).image

2. Rinse well and peel the skin of it. Grate the bottle gourd using grater. I got one and a half cup of grated bottle gourd.image

3. Heat kadai,pour ghee. Slightly crush the dry fruits and fry in ghee except raisins.image

4. Transfer them into a bowl and keep aside.image

5. Now in the same Kadai put raisins, fry for few seconds or till they puff up well. Now add grated bottle gourd and fry on medium flame for 2 minutes. Water oozes out of the bottle gourd.imageimage

6. Now keep the stove on low flame and fry till the raw smell goes.image

image7. Crush the cardamom pods in a small mortar pestle.image

8. Now add one cup of milk to the bottle gourd.image

9. Now add the crushed cardamom pods and sugar to the bottle gourd and milk mixture.image

10. Cook the grated bottle gourd with milk on low flame. Now add condensed milk.image

11. Stir the mixture at regular intervals so that milk should not curdle.image

12. Cook until uniform texture is attained.image

13. Now the delectable bottle gourd halwa with full of nuts is ready to serve hot.image

Tip:

Instead of milk, sweetened khoya or condensed milk can be added. If you add them no need to add sugar separately because both of them have sugar in it. I’ve added only 3 tbsp of condensed milk along with milk, So I’ve added half cup of sugar for the halwa.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s