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Recipe: Lauki Walnut Halwa

November 16, 2021 16:54 IST
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Treat your family and friends to the perfect crowd-pleasing Lauki Walnut Halwa created by Kumar Nachikhet.

The sweet treat combines the goodness of bottle gourd with crunchy walnuts.

Photograph: Kind courtesy California Walnuts

Lauki Walnut Halwa


  • 1 medium-sized lauki or doodhi or bottle gourd, grated
  • 400 ml full cream milk
  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp green elaichi or cardamom powder
  • ½ cup walnuts, crushed
  • 1 tsp keora water, optional


  • In a heavy-bottomed kadhai or saucepan, heat the ghee and add the grated lauki.
    Cook till it just starts to change colour, approximately 15 minutes.
    Add the milk and cook till it reduces and mixes with the lauki completely.
    Add the sugar, cardamom powder and cook till the sugar dissolves completely.
    Add the crushed walnuts and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    Add the keora water and give it a final mix.
    Take off heat and serve warm.

Kumar Nachiket is a food stylist, digital creator and runs the Instagram page That Indian Curry.

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