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
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.