Ghiya Ka Halwa

Many a times when we see ghiya or lauki or dudhi in the fridge, we are lost. The question which immediately clicks our brain is “ Ghiya ka kya banau, kaise khatam karu”.

Generally when it is bottle gourd, I love making koftas, or even raita or halwa. You can check my ghiya ke kofte recipe here. Though the recipe takes almost an hour to get ready, however the taste is so yummy, you actually forget that an hour of stiring pain in your arms.

So lets solve your query of how to consume ghiya, with ghiya ka halwa. A delicious and healthy desert, with lots of milk and dry fruits.

Ghiya Halwa

Here we go,

 Ingredients:

  • Ghiya (Bottle Gourd) – 1 large (grated)
  • Milk – ¾ litre
  • Ghee – 1 big spoon
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Almond – ½ cup coarsely chopped
  • Raisins – few soaked
  • Green Cardamom Powder – ½ tsp
  • Roasted Cashews – 10 nos.

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Method:

  1. Take a heavy bottom wok and add ghee. Allow it to melt.
  2. Add grated bottle gourd and sauté till the water from bottle gourd is evaporated. It will take around ten minutes.
  3. Add half the milk to the bottle gourd and stir continuously on medium flame. It should not stick with bottom of the wok. It will take around fifteen minutes for the milk to evaporate.
  4. Now add remaining milk to the mixture and stir continuously on medium flame.
  5. Once the milk is about to evaporate completely, add sugar. Stir continuously for another five minutes.
  6. Off the flame and add coarsely chopped almonds, cardamom powder and sauté.
  7. Garnish with cashews and raisins.

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Do not forget to check our unique sweet dish Dhondas and yummy yummy Eggless Dry Fruit Cake !!

Nancy 🙂

Eggless Dry fruit Cake

This Eggless Dry fruit Cake is very close to my heart……..Today I baked my first cake!!!!

It turned out really well, yummy and delicious.

I had never baked before. My mom used to make vanilla cake, chocolate cake during our childhood days.

This version of cake is really healthy as it contains lots of dry fruits and dates, less of sugar (as compared to other cakes), contains milk and butter. So because the ingredients are healthy…the final product is healthy…..

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Here we go,

 

Ingredients:

  •  All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Dates – 20 (seedless)
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Dry fruits – 1 cup (mix of almond, cashew, walnut)
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • White Butter – ½ cup (homemade)
  • Milk skin (Malai) – ¼ cup
  • Raisins – few

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 Method:

  1. Bring milk to a boil with dates. Allow it to cool at room temperature.
  2. In the meantime, take a big bowl and sieve all purpose flour and baking powder in it.
  3. Add milk skin and butter. Mix it well for five minutes. Keep it aside
  4. Now grind milk and dates along with sugar. Grind it to a fine paste.
  5. Add this paste to all purpose flour and butter mixture.
  6. Add dry fruits (coarsely crushed) to the mixture.
  7. Grease the baking tray with oil. Transfer the batter to the baking tray.
  8. Garnish it with raisins.
  9. Now bake the cake in convention on 160C for 35 to 40 minutes. You can check after twenty minutes.
  10. Mine was done in 35 minutes.

The cake is ready!! 🙂

If you like the recipe, leave a comment !!

Nancy