Doodhi (Lauki) Halwa.

Doodhi (Lauki) halwa though the name sound unusual, this dessert is delicious. Sweet Indian dessert made of bottle gourd. This traditional dessert are often the most comforting and will surely fill you up with warm, happy thoughts!!! try these easy no-fuss halwa recipe and share the joy. Buy the way I like it when its hot or just removed from refrigerator, eat it any way it just taste yummy :)


  • Lauki :------------------ 4 cups (finely grated)
  • Milkmaid (condensed milk) :------------------ 1/2 tin (200g)
  • Ghee:------------------- 5 tbsp
  • Dry fruits:----------------- 1/2 cup (roughly chopped almond, cashew, raisins)
  • Cardamom powder:------------ 1tbsp 
  • Green colour:-------------------------------------- 1/4tsp (optional)
  • Sugar:------------------------------------- 3tbsp (depend on the taste)
  • Milk:------------------------------ 1 cup (150ml)
  • Saffron thread:------------------------- 1 pinch
  • Dry fruits:------------------------------------------ 2tbsp (for garnish)


  • Heat the 4 ghee in a kadai, add dry fruits and fry till golden grown.
  • In a same kadai add grated lauki and sauté for few minutes.
  • Add milk and cook till the lauki is soft, mix the green colour and stir well.
  • Add the condensed milk and stir continuously then add sugar and stir till the mixture is thick.
  • Sprinkle the cardamom powder and saffron threads, mix well.
  • Pour 1 tbsp ghee and garnish with some dry fruits.


  • Before adding sugar taste it.
  • Add freshly made cardamom powder it will give your halwa a nice different taste.
  • Because we are not using khova, use full cream milk.