Bottle Gourd / Lauki / Doodhi, grated - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 & 1/2 cup
Kowa - 1 cup
Cardamom a pinch
Rose water few drops (opt) I didn't use
Ghee - 1 tsp
Peel the outer skin and grate the bottle gourd. Do not squeeze or throw away the water.
Easy way to get around this halwa, would be to pressure cooking it till soft.
Then add the sugar and cook on high, while you keep stirring it. Add cardamom. Cook till the sugar and gourd solidifies.
Then crumble the plain kova and simmer for 5 mins, while you mix it well.
In another pan, heat ghee and roast the nuts. Then sprinkle this over the halwa.
This had the consistency to become more solid, but I removed while it was still soft and not so thick.
Finally garnish with roasted almond.
Check out what my other marathoners made today:
DK , Siri , Anu, Ranji, PJ, Curry Leaf, Medha, Priya, Bhawna, Raaji, Ruchii, Kamala, Roopa, Divya Kudua, Rekha , Divya M, Lak, Raaga, Lakshmi Venkatesh, Sripriya and Viji