Lauki ka halwa OR Dudhi halwa recipe

Winter is here and so is the season for hot Halwa! Now if I start thinking of Halwa, the only name that comes to my mind is Carrot/Gajar ka halwa.

But this time it was lauki ka halwa or dudhi halwa. Can you imagine a thing like a bottle ground/lauki can give birth to such a sweet Indian dessert 😉

Startup Kit

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes


  • 3-4 cups of grated Lauki
  • 500 ml Milk, already boiled
  • Sugar to taste, around 7-8 tablespoon
  • 3-4 tablespoon Ghee
  • 4-5 tablespoon Cardamom- powdered or crushed
  • Dry fruits of your choice

How to make Lauki Halwa [Step-by-step recipe with Photos]

  1. Grate the lauki and squeeze out the water from grated lauki completely.
    Lauki Halwa
  2. Now heat the pan on medium flame and add ghee in it.
    Lauki Halwa
  3.  Once the ghee is hot, add grated lauki over it. Saute’ the lauki for 4-5 mins and stir continuously.
    Lauki Halwa
  4. Furthermore, add milk to it and bring it to boil.
    Lauki Halwa
  5. Once it starts boiling, simmer the flame and let the remaining milk absorb. This process may take some time, around 10-15 minutes.
    Lauki Halwa
  6. Add sugar to the mixture once it is ready. After adding sugar the mixture again turns soft as the sugar melts.
    Lauki Halwa
  7. Let the sugar melt into the lauki mixture. Now add cardamom powder.
    Lauki Halwa
  8. And let it cook till the mixture turns thick after evaporating the moisture
    Lauki Halwa
  9. Finally, add dry fruits of your choice and serve it hot!
    Lauki Halwa

Note: You can use khoya, it makes the cooking less time-consuming and quick. I used milk.

Your yummy lauki ka halwa is ready. Serve it hot and enjoy in winters! Being Chatori! ?

Nishi Tilara

A Food and Travel Blogger

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