Friday, October 19, 2012

Bottlegourd (soraikai) Halwa


Grated bottle gourd - 2 cups

Sugar - 1 cup

Milk - 2 cups

Ghee - 2 tbs

Cashew nuts - 6 nos

Crushed cardamom - a pinch

Raisins - a few


Peel , wash and grate the bottlegourd and keep it aside.

In a pan heat ghee and roast the cashews and raisins at medium flame. 

Add the grated bottle gourd in the same pan. 

Stirring continuously until the raw smell goes .

Now pour the milk and stir well. 

Cook on medium-high till the milk is nearly absorbed.  

Give frequent stirs 

Now add the sugar. Cook it for 7-8 minutes at medium flame.

When the halwa becomes thick, add the remaining ghee, roasted cashews, 

roasted raisins and crushed cardamom. 

Serve it hot or chilled.


  1. I haven't tried this before.. Interesting

  2. hi punitha i made this some weeks back
    check out mine also under recipe index
    urs look wonderful green color

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  3. The Halwa looks good. I love its taste though I have not made it. Will try your recipe. Thanks.

  4. Great looking halwa, one of my favourite.

  5. Sore kayi halwa is my alltime fav. sweet dish...following your blog

  6. delicious halwa...

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