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.