Summer days it’s best to include vegetables and
fruit which contain water ,like cucumber,bottle
gourd,pumpkin ( preferably the white)gourd ,…
to keep you hydrated.It’s best to include as
salads and drinks .
Today I’m sharing the recipe for bottlegourd or
lauki halwa. I have already shared lauki halwa
with almonds .Checkout link
This one is like the Bombay halwa , thickened
with cornflour .Soft and easy to pick a piece 😁.
To the simple recipe .
2 cups bottlegourd ( lauki)
3/4 -1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cornflour mixed in a little water
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
A pinch of nutmeg powder
Handful of cashewnuts
A pinch of edible camphor
1/4 cup ghee
A pinch of salt
Grind the gourd to a very fine paste .
Heat half of the ghee in a thick bottomed kadai.
Add the ground paste with salt to the heated
ghee, and cook till you see it turning glossy .
Add sugar and cook till sugar dissolves.
Add the cornflour mix,and the rest of the
Take care and keep stirring as the minute you
add the cornflour , it will thicken .
Add the remaining ghee and keep cooking till
the mixture is thick and forms into one lump,
and leaves the sides of the pan.
Transfer to a greased plate.
Smear a little ghee on the top.
Allow to cool and cut into pieces .
Note: No colouring is required