Have You Tried Lauki Halwa?

Lauki halwa is a delicious dessert that is packed with the goodness of vital nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and magnesium that promote good health. On account of lauki’s low glycaemic index, this dessert can be devoured by those suffering from diabetes, although this dessert can be a healthy treat, it is calorie dense, so keep it to a small portion. Here’s a dessert for five!



1kg grated lauki (white pumpkin) remove seeds before grating

2 tbsp ghee

500ml milk

½ tsp cardamom

10 almonds, blanched and cut into thin slivers

2 tbsp raw honey



* Heat milk in a vessel and reduce to 1 cup.

* Heat the ghee in a heavy-bottomed (preferably non-stick) pan on a medium flame till warm.

* Add the grated lauki to this ghee and stir to mix. Cook, stirring frequently till the lauki turns transparent.

* Now add the reduced milk and mix well. Cook for another 5 minutes and add the cardamom powder and honey and mix.

* Cook till most of the moisture evaporates from the halwa and it turns to a thick pudding consistency. Stir frequently to prevent scorching and burning. When done, turn off fire and allow cooling till just warm.

* Garnish with almond slivers and serve.