Lauki ki Mithai

Another fantastic desi mithai just in time for the season. Now you can make homemade Lauki Ki Mithai and impress everyone around you. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Badam (Almonds) blanch & remove skin ½ Cup
  • Zafran (Saffron strands) ¼ tsp
  • Water 2-3 tbs or as required
  • Lauki (Bottle gourd) 1 & ½ kg
  • Desi ghee (Clarified butter) 2 tbs
  • Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp
  • Sugar 1 Cup or to taste
  • Khoya 250g
  • Pista (Pistachios) sliced as required
  • Badam (Almonds) sliced as required


In a grinder,add almonds,saffron strands,water & blend to a thick paste & set aside.

Peel bottle gourd,deseed and grate in a bowl & set aside (approx. 1 & ½ kg).

In a wok add clarified butter & let it melt.

Add grated bottle gourd, mix well & cook for 4-5 minutes,cover & cook on low flame for 15 minutes.

Then remove the lid & cook on medium flame until water dried up (6-8 minutes).

Now add cardamom powder, sugar, almonds paste, khoya, mix well & cook on medium flame until its reduced and leave the sides of pot (30-40 minutes) and keep mixing in between.

To check final consistency,make a small ball to see,if there are no cracks.

On a tray,lined with cling film,press gently and set in a tray while its hot.

Let it set for 4 hours.

Cut in pieces, garnish with pistachios & almonds.

Let it set for 8 hours at room temperature.

Recipe By: Rabi Nasar

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