BOTTLE GOURD DESSERT (Lauki Ka Halwa) Recipe

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This is so tasty Indian/Pakistani dessert... Lauki Ka Halwa. Lauki is a Hindi word for bottle gourd or upo in Tagalog. It was something strange for me at the start because I used to eat bottle gourd as a vegetable dish. It's so easy to make this sweet dish.

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Servings: 5


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  1. Saute’ grated bottle gourd in hot oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add milk and vanilla. Simmer until milk absorbed into the carrots. Stir occasionally.
  3. Add sugar, butter and raisins, continue stirring until liquid absorbed.
  4. Garnish with cashew nuts/pistachios/almonds.
  5. You may use 1 cup condensed milk in place of evaporated and powdered milk. Omit sugar.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 116g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 420  
Calories from Fat 238 57%
Total Fat 27.07g 34%
Saturated Fat 11.2g 45%
Trans Fat 0.03g  
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 289mg 8%
Total Carbs 40.86g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 39.13g 26%
Protein 5.78g 9%
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