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Lauki ka Halwa (Doodhi ka Halwa)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Desserts/Sweets/Mithai
Cuisine: Indian Cuisine
Keyword: doodhi, Halwa, lauki halwa
Servings: 6 people


  • 500 gm Bottle gourd/Lauki /Doodhi approx.3 cup
  • 2 cup Whole Milk / Doodh
  • 1 cup Khoya/Mawa/solidified milk
  • 1 cup Sugar / Chini
  • 5 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 15 Cashew Nuts / Kaju
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
  • 2 tsp Rose Water / Gulab Jal


  • Peel and grate bottle gourd (grate it just before making the halwa, else it will change its color and become slightly black)
  • Heat 3 tbls ghee in a pan,fry cashews and keep aside, then add grated lauki and saute on medium flame for 2 minutes.
  • Add hot milk and keep stirring till it reduces and become thick.
  • Now add sugar and let it cook ,till it reduces.
  • Add khoya ,2 tbls ghee ,cashews and cardamom powder.and keep stirring.
  • When become thick ,add rose water.
  • Mix and serve – hot or cold.


*If you don’t want to add khoya then add 3 tbs of milk powder at step 5 OR use 1cup full cream milk and 1 cup evaporated milk.