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lauki ka halwa garnished with dry fruits serve in a pink bowl kept on a pink table napkin

Lauki ka halwa

A delicious vegetarian and gluten-free dessert from India, Lauki ka halwa or doodhi ka halwa is made by cooking bottle guard with milk, ghee, and dry fruits.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 311kcal


  • 5 cups grated bottle gourd lauki
  • 1/2 cup full cream milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar adjust as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, and raisins
  • 3 tbsp ghee


  • Put the grated bottle gourd and milk in a pressure cooker and cook till 1 whistle on medium flame. You can also use a normal pot to cook it but then it will take around 30 minutes to cook it properly.
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add the cooked bottle gourd and cardamom powder to the pan. Cook it for around 10 minutes.
  • Add sugar and dry fruits. Cook for another 15 minutes. Keep on stirring in between.
  • Take out in a bowl, garnish with chopped roasted dry fruits and serve hot.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2mg