Doodhi Halwa Recipe - Bottle gourd halwa

This recipe is from the book Pressure Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi), Ghee

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts

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Doodhi Halwa

Doodhi Halwa Recipe - how to make Doodhi Halwa


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 600 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Sugar 7 tablespoons

  • Mawa (khoya) grated 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 cup

  • Raisins 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts chopped 5-6

  • Almonds blanched and slivered 5-6


Step 1

Peel and grate the doodhi. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker. Add the doodhi and sauté for five minutes. Add the sugar, seal the cooker with the lid and cook over medium heat till the pressure is released three times (three whistles).

Step 2

Remove the lid when the pressure has reduced completely and add the khoya and cardamom powder. Cook, stirring continuously, for two or three minutes, or till the excess liquid evaporates.

Step 3

Add the raisins, cashew nuts and almonds and continue to cook for two more minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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