Bottlegourd Halwa

All in my family have sweet tooth so, generally I prepare sweets using brown sugar or jaggery. Bottle gourd halwa is a wonderful classic Indian dessert. A treat for eyes as much as it is to taste buds. A mouth watering halwa made using pure home made ghee and garnished with cashew nuts. This recipe calls for a less amount of ghee, so do try this recipe and enjoy with your family & friends without any guilt. Lets get started with the recipe of making the halwa.

⏲PREP TIME : 10 minutes

⏲COOK TIME : 40 minutes

🥗YIELD : 10 servings

🥘CUISINE : Indian

🍴COURSE : Dessert

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED : (my 1 cup = 250ml)

Grated bottle gourd -2cups

Brown sugar – 1cup

Ghee -100ml

Cardamom powdered -1tsp

Cashews as required


In a nonstick pan, heat a spoon of ghee and add the grated bottle gourd and stir well.

Close the pan with the lid . Let it cook for 10 minutes in sim.

After 10 minutes open the pan and add the brown sugar , mix them well.

Close the lid and allow it to cook for 5 min in sim.

Open the pan, once the liquid is absorbed, in medium flame keep stirring add ghee little by little .

Stir continuously until everything comes together without sticking to pan.

At this stage you can add unsweetened khoya to add richness to the sweet .

But I haven’t used khoya because I didn’t want to make it heavy.

Now heat a tsp of ghee in another pan, roast the cashews.

Add in the roasted cashews to the bottle gourd mixture.

Finally add little ghee, give it a stir & stop the flame.


Usually they squeeze out the excess water from bottle gourd but I cooked without removing them.

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