Dudhi Halwa/Lauki Halwa pressure cooker method.

Lauki or dudhi halwa is  delicious Indian  dessert prepared from grated bottle gourd  with milk and dry fruits  .You can enjoy this halwa round the year as its available throughout the year.
You will find this halwa in most of the weddings. Traditionally made in a thick bottomed vessel where it is slowly cooked with milk. I  have used a quicker version  by making it in pressure cooker,its quick easy and saves a lot of time  especially when you are in hurry and have no patience to wait to this yummy dessert.
how to make dudhi halwa

400 gm lauki/dudhi/ bottle gourd
1 tbsp + 1 tsp ghee
3/4 cup to 1 cup sugar
150 gm mawa khoya
2 cups milk
1 tsp  cardamom powder
1 tsp rose water
15 Almonds
15 cashews 2 tbsp charoli
lauki halwa

  • Grate the lauki /bottle gourd and keep aside
  • Heat the cooker vessel add ghee then add grated lauki and saute for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Then add milk and let it cook for 3 whistles.
  • Switch the flame off.
  • Open the pressure cooker once the pressure is released.
  • Cook it over medium till all the moisture evaporates and the mixture is dry.
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and cook  well for 5 to 7 minutes till the sugar melts and is dissolved.
  • Add the chopped dry fruits and rose water  mix well.
  • Lastly add mawa and give it a mix .

You can even cook it in a thick bottomed vessel follow the same method  just let it cook with the milk until soft.
This may take 20 to.30 minutes.