May 24, 2013

Lauki ka halwa recipe - Gardudde halwa - Sorekayi halwa - How to make dudhi halwa

bottle gourd halwa in a serving plate
Lauki ka halwa recipe - Lauki ka halwa is a very popular  Indian sweet dish prepared with bottle gourd, ghee, sugar and flavored with cardamoms.  Bottle gourd is not liked by many, but I am sure this dish will be liked by everyone. 

Lauki is also known as  white gourd, bottle gourd, dudhi, ghiya, sorekayi and gardudde. It is a light vegetable with mild flavour. Fresh bottle gourds are easily available in  Indian markets throughout the year. 

I make this halwa often. Its a hassle-free sweet dish which can be made in a jiffy with few ingredients. Though this is a sweet dish its healthy one and to make it more healthier and to keep the nutrition intact, I cooked the grated bottle gourd in pressure cooker and then sauted with ghee.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 25 minutes
Yield - serves 2 - 3

  • 2 cups grated bottle gourd / sorekayi / Doodhi / lauki
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder


1.  Wash the bottle gourd and pat to dry with a kitchen towel.
bottle gourd

2.  Peel and grate the white gourd/ lauki. Immediately transfer the grated lauki to the cooker container. 

3.  Cover this container with lid. Put some water in the pressure cooker. Place the cooker plate. 

4.  Then place the container with grated lauki inside the cooker. Do not add water in the lauki.  

5.  Take 3-4 whistles and remove the cooker from flame. Keep it aside and allow to release the pressure. When pressure goes, remove the boiled lauki 

grate the lauki and cook it in a cooker

6.  Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan on a medium low flame. Add boiled lauki to it. Stir continuously for 3-4 minutes or till it boils. 

7.  Now, add sugar and  mix well. Stir till the sugar melts  into lauki. Now cook it on a medium low flame till the mixture  becomes slightly dry.
add sugar to the cooked lauki

8.  At this stage pour the remaining 1 tbsp ghee all over the mixture and mix well. Stir constantly till the lauki mixture turns dry and become lump. 

9.  At this stage remove the halwa from the flame. Allow it to cool. Mix cardamom powder and keep it in the fridge. 
cook till sugar melts and simmer

10. Serve lauki halwa as a dessert.
serve the lauki ka halwa


  1. Wow, I am so impressed with your creativity. I only know about carrot halwa and the other normal ones.

    This is so interesting and what a way to use the gourd.

  2. Nice and delicious halwa.. Yummy !!

  3. very unique

  4. like the easy way of pressure to dig in.

  5. Nvr tried of this halwa.... Love it

  6. Incredible and terrific halwa,cant resist.

  7. This is so creative. It needs a must try.... thyans for sharing it.


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