Bottle gourd or ‘Lauki’ (Hindi) ‘Sorakkai'(Tamil)
is vegetable with 96 percent of water .
Consuming it as juice ,helps in weight loss and
removal of acidity in the body. Ayurvedic
medicine considers it to be a nerve tonic , good
for ulcers,constipation , for healthy liver and
many more benefits .The extract of this bottle
gourd plant is used to treat jaundice .
I cook this vegetable often, with dal or stuffed
curry ( recipe uploaded) or salad.
This time I turned it sweet!Yes,bottlegourd
halwa.This vegetable can be grated and made
like the carrot halwa for a variation.
My recipe today is with finely ground gourd.
So…for the recipe now.
2 cups peeled and ground bottlegourd
1/4 cup ground almonds
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
1/4 cup ghee
a pinch of salt
1 tblsp of corn flour mixed in a little water
Heat half the ghee, in thick bottomed/non stick
Add the ground vegetable ,almonds and salt.
Cook for 10 minutes and add sugar.
Keep stirring , till sugar dissolves .
Add corn flour mixture and cook till the
mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
Add the rest of the ghee and cardamom powder
Keep stirring till the mixture, clings onto the
Transfer to a greased plate.Smear a little ghee
on top . Press on with watermelon seeds or
Cut into pieces after it is cool.
( No coloring was added )