Doodhi ka Halwa

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A traditional Punjabi mithai, lauki ka halwa that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste, some for the goodness of doodhi and milk, and some for the warm feeling it instills on a rainy day!

Our lauki ka halwa recipe is a quick dudhi ka halwa made with just 5 ingredients, lauki, milk, sugar, mawa (khoya) and ghee.

lauki ka halwa and gajjar ka halwa are the most popular halwa’s to make. This quick lauki ka halwa uses very little ghee to make. You must use freshly grated dudhi in the halwa and we have not removed the water. When the dudhi has become soft while cooking then add the sugar.

I know some busy-bees who would stop over at a sweetmeat stall, have a cup of lauki ka halwa and a samosa in lieu of a meal, and continue their work with full energy!

Besides sweet you can consume doodhi in a variety of other dishes like Doodhiya Kheech, Doodhi Theplas, Doodhi Muthia , Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi, Budijaw and Doodhi Kheer.

Doodhi ka Halwa

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Doodhi ka Halwa recipe - How to make Doodhi ka Halwa

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For Doodhi ka Halwa
1 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 1/2 tsp ghee
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup grated mawa (khoya)

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chirongi nuts (charoli)

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the bottle gourd and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and milk and cover and cook on a slow flame for approx. 4 to 5 minutes,till the bottle gourd is soft.
  3. Add the khoya, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from the flame, garnish with chirongi nuts and allow to cool completely.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy300 cal
Protein7.9 g
Carbohydrates33.8 g
Fiber1 g
Fat14.3 g
Cholesterol2.4 mg
Sodium3.7 mg
Doodhi Halwa Video by Tarla Dalal


Doodhi ka Halwa
 on 18 Jul 20 09:36 AM

Easy & quick tasty receipe ..... Thank you Maam
Tarla Dalal
18 Jul 20 04:45 PM
   Supriya, Thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Doodhi ka Halwa
 on 17 Jul 20 04:18 PM

What is the substitute to khoya if it is not available
Doodhi ka Halwa
 on 24 Mar 16 03:59 PM

Gonna try bow......!!!!on the occasion of hali It was really helpfull 4 me as this is the first time i m tryi g to make lauki halwa... thanx a lot Happy holi
Tarla Dalal
25 Mar 16 09:29 AM
   Hi Shalini , let us know how the Halwa recipe came out. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking. Happy Holi.
Doodhi ka Halwa
 on 03 Dec 11 05:06 AM

Doodhi ka Halwa
 on 30 Dec 10 12:33 PM

Tooo tasty and quick to make....This is my favorite sweet dish...