Dudhi Halwa

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Total Time:
2-3 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: No-Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups - grated white gourd
  • 4 cups - whole milk
  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 2 tsp - ghee
  • 5 to 6 powdered cardamoms
  • a few strands saffron
  • 10 almonds or cashew nuts slivered
  • 15 to 20 raisins

How to Make Dudhi Halwa

  • Peel gourds ensuring that no flesh is lost. Cut them into 4 inch long chunks.
  • Grate and squeeze out excess moisture before measuring.
  • In a deep, heavy bottomed pan, heat the ghee and saute the gourd in it till it turns translucent.
  • Add the sugar and boiled milk cooled to room temperature. Reduce the heat to low and stir.
  • Let the ingredients slow cook for as long as it takes for the milk to evaporate, and only the solids are left as little chunks mingling with the gourd.
  • While cooking, add more milk if you think the pudding needs to thicken or is drying out too quickly.
  • Cooking will take 1-2 hours. Make sure you stir the halva frequently so it does not stick to the bottom of the vessel or char.
  • As it thickens, it becomes more difficult to stir.
  • When it is still moist to touch, but not liquid, it is done.
  • Mix in the almonds and raisins and spices. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot with puris or polis or cold as a pudding. Garnish with almonds.