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Recipe: How to make Doodhi Halwa

By Coomi Selod
Last updated on: September 11, 2014 14:52 IST
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It is hard to resist this mouthwatering sweet dish.

The Doodhi Halwa, made with grated bottle gourd (Lauki), is a delicious way to end a meal.

Doodhi Halwa

Doodhi Halwa



  • 1 kg doodhi/ lauki (peeled and grated)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 250 gm sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 cup almonds (blanched and sliced)
  • 2 tbsp rosewater
  • 1 tsp ground elaichi
  • 1 nutmeg (grated)


  • In a wide bottomed pan, cook doodhi, milk and sugar on low-medium flame for about an hour, stirring constantly.
  • Add rosewater and half the almonds.
  • Add ghee. Mix well.
  • Garnish with remaining almonds and elaichi powder.
  • Allow it to cool and refrigerate it.
  • Serve in small bowls.

Photograph Courtesy: Harsha K R/Wikimedia Commons

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