How to make Dudhi Halwa Recipe - A favorite Indian dessert made up of bottle gourd.

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Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dessert

Dudhi Halwa

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

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Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Dudhi Halwa

  • Bottle gourd peeled seeded and grated 1 medium

  • Sugar 3 cups

  • Pure ghee 3-4 tablespoons

  • Sugar 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnuts 10

  • Raisins 10

  • Pistachios 10

Method

Step 1

Heat the milk and cook till reduced to around two cups. Heat ghee in a pan, add the grated gourd and sauté for five to seven minutes. Add reduced milk and cook, stirring continuously, till all the liquid content has evaporated.

Step 2

Add sugar and green cardamom powder. Mix thoroughly. Serve hot or cold garnished with cashewnuts, raisins and pistachios.

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