Bottle Gourd Halwa
Anapakaya/ Sorakaya Halwa
Bottle gourd/ Lauki 1 (small n tender)
Sugar 1/2 – 1 cup
Green Cardamom 1
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Bruise the cardamom and crush the seeds inside.
Wash, remove ends, peel and grate bottlegourd on thicker side and keep aside.
Chop the almonds coarsely.
Heat a tsp of ghee in small pan, add chopped almonds and saute until they turn golden brown.
Heat ghee in a non-stick pan on medium high, add grated bottle gourd and stir for about 5-10 minutes or until bottle gourd turns light brown.
Now add milk, crushed cardamom seeds and simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
When most of the milk is evaporated, add sugar, almonds and give it a quick stir.
Let it stay on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar starts to caramalize.
Serve hot or chilled.
Notes: Store tight and refrigerate for few days.