May 24, 2013

Lauki ka halwa recipe - gardudde or sorekayi halwa - bottle gourd halwa recipe - how to make dudhi halwa

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

bottle gourd halwa in a serving plate
Lauki ka halwa recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

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

bottle gourd


Lauki ka halwa recipe with step by step pictures.

Peel and grate the white gourd/ lauki.  Immediately transfer the grated lauki to the cooker container. Cover this container with lid. Put some water in the pressure cooker. Place the cooker plate . Then place the container with grated lauki inside the cooker. Do not add water in the lauki.  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

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. 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

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

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. Delicious halwa..

  3. Nice and delicious halwa.. Yummy !!

  4. very unique

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

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

  7. Incredible and terrific halwa,cant resist.

  8. It looks yummy.

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


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