September 06, 2023

Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk | Doodhi ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa

Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk | Doodhi ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa is an Indian dessert prepared with bottle gourd, ghee, milk, sugar, khoya and flavored with cardamoms. It is a light vegetable with mild flavor which is available throughout the year. There are many ways of making lauki halwa. Dudhi halwa can also be made without milk and khoya. But use of khawa and milk add creamy taste to the lauki halwa. Milkmaid can also be used in the place of mawa and milk. 

If you are using milkmaid then reduce the quantity of sugar. While using khawa, stir continuously and cook on medium flame to avoid the halwa from burning. If the doodhi is tender then grate the soft part with seeds. By using tender middle soft part of lauki, the lauki halwa become very tasty.

Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk

   Prep Time
    10 Minutes 
 Cook Time
25 Minutes

  • Bottle Gourd/Lauki/Dudhi - 500 gms
  • Ghee - 1/3 cup
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Khoya/Khawa/Mawa - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fried Nuts

  1. Wash the bottle gourd and pat to dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Peel and grate the bottle gourd/lauki.  If the lauki is tender, do not discard the seeds.
  3. Heat a pan and add ghee. When ghee melts, add the grated bottle gourd.
  4. Saute the lauki until translucent.
  5. Now add milk and stir gently. 
  6. Cook covered until the milk thickens and lauki become soft. Cook for 10 mins.
  7. Then add the sugar. Combine well. 
  8. When sugar melts, further boil for 5 mins.
  9. Once the milk becomes thick, add the khoya/mawa/khawa. Stir gently.
  10. When khoya melts, cook for 5 mins.
  11. After 5 mins, the lauki mixture thickens. Add a tsp of ghee  and mix.
  12. Cook for a while and switch off the flame.
  13. Perfect lauki halwa is ready to serve. 
  14. When the halwa is warm, add the cardamom powder and mix.
  15. Garnish with fried nuts and serve


This post is updated with new photos on 6-9-2023


  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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