Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LAUKI HALWA

Lauki Halwa is the classic dessert in mangalore. I first tasted this dish on my brother's marriage. His marriage was in mangalore so, lucky me, got a chance to taste this delicious treat. Last week I was soo craving to have this halwa after many years. So digged in to make my first trial which got ended up into yummy and mouthwatering halwa. It was dam tasty and I could not stop having it so do my hubby. Whenever I prepare sweets, I really do miss my brother because his favourites item was any kind of sweets. In short hez a sweet lover I must say. So this lauki halwa post I am dedicating to my loving brother 'Sujeeth'. [This is for you yeah :) When you visit mangalore, I am gonna make this for you for sure.]


INGREDIENTS.

1 Grated Lauki.

1/4 cup Milk.

1 cup Grated Jaggery.

1/4 cup Ghee.

Pinch of powdered Cardamom.

Roasted Cashewnuts.


METHOD.

In a pan add 2 tbsp ghee. Add the grated lauki and fry for few sec. Add the milk and stir till the lauki is well cooked. When the mixture is lumpy, add jaggery and stir under medium heat till it melts. Cook till most of the moisture evaporates from halwa. Lastly add the rest of the ghee and fry till the mixture turns fried brown colour. Once this is done, add cardamom powder to the halwa and mix well. Remove from the heat at the right consistency and add to a ghee greased bowl. Garnish with roasted cashenews.


Enjoy!!
NOTE:
I am going on a vacation for 2 weeks. Will be back the very next month till then Happy blogging and also ''WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NAVARATHRI''

21 comments:

Sujith Shenoy said...

thanks sis for this wonderful lip-smacking dessert....Onni and me will definitely try this out here and let you know :)....have a nice vacation out there....

Kitchen Flavours said...

I too make it the same way...looks yummy...love those perfect fried cashew toppings....

Parita said...

Yummm..we make this too..havent had in yrs now :(

Aps said...

Suma this is cald Kahi Halwa in mlore.....but we add sugar instead of jaggery...luks temoting those cashew nuts luk so crunchy

Valarmathi said...

Looks so tempting and yummy.....

sowmya.s said...

lovely colour..looks so yummy..

rekhas kitchen said...

mouthwatering Halwa suma looks so tmpting with those cashews yum.

Cham said...

So sweet of u! Looks perfect the halwa!

Vrinda said...

Halwa with lauki,sounds like unique halwa,looks yummm

Gita said...

Nice presentation Suma...halwa looks so delicious :)

Prathibha said...

I too make this..but I use sugar instead of jaggery

DEESHA said...

this is lovely ..

Sireesha said...

Lovely colour...Looks so delectable and yummy..

Sangeetha Subhash said...

First time here, halwa sounds yummy and its unique.....

Purva Desai said...

loev the glaze of the halwa......this looks irresistible

SriLekha said...

surprise awaiting for you at http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/09/moist-chocolate-cake-and-awards.html

Sireesha said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your Family.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

me too .. me tooo.....
you have a big sister too who loves to be dedicated such mouth watering halwa....:(
not fair ....
will try this out for sure ....

Purushoth said...

helo suma, is ther any strike or bandh program in manglore, without reason ull not prepare halwa(kalwa)

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all.

Prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Hey Suma i too Prepare the same way dear !!
By the way ragi idlis looks wondeful and healthy ..