Friday, August 29, 2014

Lauki Halwa

Lauki grated – 4 Cups ( Peel outer skin and seeds inside and grate it )
Sugar – 2 cups
Ghee – 3 tbsp.
Cardamom powder – a pinch
cashew / almonds – handful ( both together )
Saffron ( kesari ) – a pinch.
Milk - 1/4 cup

Peel lauki and remove the seeds inside. Grate it, Take the pressure cooker, Add 2 tbsp ghee and saute grated lauki for 5 - 10 secs.  Add 1/4 cup of milk ,  then pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Wait for sometime until the pressure is released from cooker , then add Sugar and cook for 10-15 mins. Stir frequently.

Add cardamom powder and saffron. Cook until all the moisture evaporates and it turns into pudding  consistency. When done turn off and allow the halwa to cool.

Add 1 tbsp of ghee in a kadai and toss the cashew/almonds.

Remove the nuts and add it to halwa before serving.

Lauki Halwa

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