Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bottle Gaurd Halwa

Bottle gaurd is very popular in india.koftas,sweets,appetizers and many other dishes can be prepared by using this bottle gaurd.It is usually called lauki,sorakay......This is a summer cooler.Those suffering with body heat during summer can have this frequently.It contains lot of water which helps in reducing body heat.

Ingredients required

  • grated bottle gaurd 1 1/2 cups
  • Sugar 1 1/2 cups
  • water 1/4 cup
  • Khoya grated 1/2 cup
  • Ghee 1 teaspoon
  • Cashew nuts 5
  • Cardamom powder 1/8th teaspoon


  • Prepare the sugar syrup with water and sugar.Boil until the water achives one string consistency.
  • Meanwhile, in a wide pan add a teaspoon of ghee and fry the bottle gaurd till the water gets evaporated on low flame.
  • Now add this to the sugar syrup.
  • Keep stirring it continously.When it starts leaving the pan add khoya ,cardamom powder and immedietly remove it from the stove.
  • Mix well and decorate it with cashews fried in ghee.

Peel the bottle gaurd and grated it.Make sure u don't burn bottle gaurd while frying.Khoya might melt if u cook for a long time.


Mona said...

Shanti, your halwa looks absolutely scrumptious.


Anonymous said...

looks delicious.

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