SOREKAI HALWA-BOTTLE GOURD HALWA

Sorekai Halwa

Sorekai Halwa

Ingredients:                                                                                                                      

Grated Sorekai/Bottle gourd                            2 ½ cup

Thick Milk                                                                 1 ½ cup

Sugar                                                                          1 ½ cup

Cashew & Raisins                                                   8-10

Elaichi/cardamom powder                               ¼ tsp

Saffron strands                                                       7-8

Ghee                                                                           1 cup

Method :

Melt ghee in a pan and fry cashew and raisins till golden brown.

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Remove them in a separate bowl and keep aside.

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Remove excess water from sorekai.

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In the same pan along with ghee, fry grated sorekai till water in it dries. You can also cook in a pressure cooker and start frying.

 

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When sorekai or bottleguard is reduced to three fourth the quantity, add milk and keep stirring.

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When you see milk is getting evoparated, add sugar and keep frying in low medium flame.

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When you add sugar halwa become watery.

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Keep frying to avoid burning at the bottom.

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When it starts forming one single lump, switch off the flame.

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Add cardamom powder, fried cashew raisins and mix. Add saffron strands and serve hot.

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Sorekai Halwa is ready to use.

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Enjoy preparing Halwa when you have guests or in any festivals.

 

Tips :

Use thick bottom pan or nonstick pan to avoid burning.  If you want additional taste you can add khova to it. I do not prefer khova as already milk is added to it. You can also add food colour to look more attractive.  I avoid artificial colours to make it natural.

 

 

Shyla Nagesh

http://brahmin.kitchen

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