How to make Lauki Halwa Canapes -

Lauki halwa and rabdi topped on fried bread roundels.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) (लौकी / दूधी), White bread slices (सफेद ब्रेड)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Almond Katli Modak Jalebi Balushahi Black Pepper Malpua

Lauki Halwa Canapes

Lauki Halwa Canapes Recipe Card


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.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Lauki Halwa Canapes Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) grated 100 grams

  • White bread slices 3-4

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios 5-6

  • Almonds 5-6

  • Khoya/mawa grated ¾ cup

  • Sugar ¼ cup

  • saffron strands 5-6

  • Sugar syrup ¾ cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Rabdi as required


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add bottle gourd and saute on medium heat for 5-7 minutes or till the gourd is cooked.

Step 2

Roughly chop pistachios and almonds and set aside.

Step 3

Add khoya, sugar and saffron to the pan and mix well. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously. Transfer the lauki halwa on a plate and set aside to cool to room temperature.

Step 4

Heat sugar syrup in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 6

Place the bread slices on a worktop. Cut roundels with a cookie cutter and deep-fry in hot oil till golden and crisp.

Step 7

Slide the fried bread roundels in the sugar syrup and soak for 2-3 minutes on heat.

Step 8

Arrange the roundels on a serving platter. Top with rabdi quennels, lauki halwa quennels, garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds and serve immediately.

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