Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Bottle Gourd(Anapakaya/Lauki) Halwa With Honey

Bottle Gourd(Annapakaya/Lauki) Halwa With Honey

Spring festival Holi is on it's way bringing colors and happiness. All the trees going to ware new leaves. Colorful and beautiful butterflies will be busy with the blooming flowers. Bees will be busy in searching sweet honey. Birds will sing looking all this........

Holi is an spring festival. People will chase and color each other with dry colors and with colored water. It is celebrated mostly in North India. Let's celebrate Holi with this delicious sweet....


  • Bottle gourd - 1, medium
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Honey - 1/2 cup or to taste
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp (optional, if u want more sweet)
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  • Almond - 10
  • Food Color - Green (optional, i am not using it)


  • Peel the skin and grate the bottle gourd. I am using 2 cups of grated bottle gourd.
  • Chop almonds.

Let's prepare Halwa

  • Heat ghee in a pan, add chopped almond and fry. (if u want u can dishout almonds)
  • Add grated bottle gourd and fry for 10 minutes.
  • Add milk and cook on slow flame with lid on for 15 minutes.
  • Add honey, sugar and cardamom powder. Halwa will become loss.
  • Cook halwa until it gets together.
  • Garnish with almonds and serve.


  • Cooking milk for long time will give taste of khoya.


  1. Never made halwa with bottle guard before. But sure tempting. Would love to try soon.

    1. Thank you dear. I am so glad that you want to try it.

  2. Hi Saanvi,
    Bottle gourd is looking delicious and yummy. I loved the idea of adding honey. Visiting first time here,you have a very nice space to read. Thanks

    1. Thank you Rachna for your time. I am glad you liked my space dear.

  3. Hi!¨Glad to know you through google+....Very nice recipe dear:)Hope to see you sometime soon in my space:)

    1. Thank you Padma. I visited your space and I loved your photography and soon I will go through the recipes too dear.

  4. nice touch with the addition of honey :) delicious halwa dear. yum!