Saturday, January 14, 2012

bottle gourd halwa(duddi,lauki,garduddey halwo

As we all know bottle gourd has many properties that are valued in traditional healing.Bottle gourd is low in fat. cholesterol yet high in dietary  fibre. It contains 96% water ,rich in iron and very good source of vitamin as it contains vitamin B and C. It is low in sodium  and potassium making suitable for hypertensive patients.It is excellent for light ,low -cal diets,as well as for children and for people with digestive problems, diabetes and convalescents.
       Its high water content makes it very cooling.Bottle gourd is very valuable in treating urinary disorders.It serves as an  alkaline  mixture for treating burning sensation in urinary passage due to high acidity of urine and this vegetable is very much recommended for jaundice patients.

Bottle gourd-1(about a kg)(grated)
jaggery-1/2 (grated)
ghee(clarified butter)-1 cup
cardamom-5 pods(powdered)
cashew nut fried in ghee for garnishing 
Method :-
  • Take a deep pan and start cooking bottle gourd till all the water dries up (normally water is squeezed from the gourd to make the process faster but i prefer this way because of the health benefit )
  • Now add sugar and  jaggery ,stir till both sugar and jaggery  dissolves .
  • Now add ghee and continue frying till its dry and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Now add cardamom powder and mix it nicely and switch off the gas.
  • Garnish with fried cashew nuts.
Try this  tasty healthy dish and you really like this and for your queries leave your comments . I will be glad to help if you have any doubt about this recipe.


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