Monday, June 22, 2009

Bottlegourd / Lauki / Sorakay Halwa

A sweet with a veggie... no way!!! that's what i was thinking about bottle gourd.. One of my friend made this halwa for a potluck.. It tasted so good.. i didn't believe that it was made from bottle gourd. There was absolutely no sign / flavour of bottle gourd in the sweet.. I got the recipe and tried it.. it was a instant hit...






Ingredients:

3 cups shredded bottle gourd
1 cup sugar (adjust to ur taste)
3 tbsp ghee
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
Raisins
few strands of saffron
green food color


Preparation:

Use fresh and tender bottle gourd. Peel the skin, de-seed them and grate
bottle gourd.

Heat a pan, add bottle gourd, a pinch of food color, saffron and sugar. Let
it cook in low flame. Bottle gourd releases more water so u don't have to add
water to the mixture. Cook till the mixture becomes transparent and all the
water is evaporated. At this stage, add 2 tbsp of ghee to the mixture and mix
thoroughly.


Mean while, heat the remaining ghee and fry raisins. The raisins will plump
once heated. Remove from heat. Transfer to bottle gourd mixture, add cardamom
powder and stir for couple of minutes. Remove from heat, serve hot or
cold...

14 comments:

Happy cook

If you hadn't written i would have never guess it was made with a veg.
Looks so yumm and i just love that colour.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine

Very nice halwa. yumm.

Ashwini

Thanks Happy cook and A2z Vegetarian...

Sailaja

nice halwa....

Pooja

Lovely halwa! Never had this before! And as you said without the mention I would never have guessed!

Ashwini

Thanks Sailaja

Ashwini

Thanks Pooja..even i had the same feeling.. if u just serve this to someone they will never know its a veggie..

Parita

i too make in similar way but without the color!

Valarmathi

Lovely halwa. Yummy....

Chitra

Looks superb...i've seen this in a cookery show..very easy!!

Gita

Delicious-looking halwa Ashwini...they look so translucent and yummy :)

Ashwini

Thanks Chitra, valarmathi, Paritha and gita..

Bergamot

Looks delicious. I like dudhi halwa. We make it with a bit of difference we add reduced milk to it.

Ashwini

Thanks Bergamot... I will add reduced milk next time when i make it..

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