Learn how to prepare bottle gourd or opo squash (summer squash) in a flavorful Indian way to have a yummy dessert.It’s popularly called ghiya ka halwa or doodhi halwa (lauki halwa) which translates as squash pudding.
2 long melons (summer squash)
1 cup milk powder
Sugar per taste
1/4 tsp cardamom powder ( elaichi pwd)
2 tbsp butter or clarified butter for cooking
Method: It is really simple to make this dish.
– Wash and peel the squash and then grate it.
– Melt the butter in the pan and cook squash in it with cardamom pwd and sugar for about 4-5 mins
– Add milk pwd and continue cooking further for 5-6 mins until done. It will turn soft and creamy.
Serve it after meal hot or cold as per your preference.
It’s imp to keep stirring the pan while squash is cooking so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
If you add whipping cream or milk instead of milk powder then you can almost have ghiya ki kheer instead of halwa. This is a lighter version but you can add khoya (mawa), more ghee and sugar for richer and heavier dessert.