Lauki Ka Halwa with Mawa

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.5 kg - lauki
  • 400 g - sugar (or as per taste)
  • 1 litre - milk (full cream preferably)
  • 9 to 10 tbsp - ghee
  • 10 - green cardamoms (peeled and powdered)
  • 15 strands saffron (dissolved in 2 to 3 tbsp milk)
  • 200 g - mawa
  • 12 to 15 almonds (finely sliced)

How to Make Lauki Ka Halwa with Mawa

  • Wash the lauki and grate it.
  • Squeeze out the water.
  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed vessel and saute the grated lauki on a medium flame till ghee separates.
  • Add milk, powdered cardamoms and saffron.
  • Cook on a medium flame, stirring at short intervals.
  • When the mixture is fairly dry, add sugar and cook on a low flame for another 8 to 1o minutes.
  • Add mawa and mix well.
  • Keep the vessel on a preheated tawa on a low flame for few minutes.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds and serve hot.