Recipe: Lauki ki Barfi

Try this Navratri-special recipe today!


4 cups grated bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi/ghia)
1 cup milk
2 cup sugar
250g khoya (thickened milk)
1tbsp chironjee (sunflower seeds)
1tsp magaz (melon seeds)


Boil the grated gourd with the milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
Reduce the flame and cook till the milk has almost evaporated.
Keep stirring frequently to avoid burning.
Add the sugar and cook further till the mixture has thickened a little.
Add the khoya and mix well.
Remove from flame and pour in a well greased tray.
Smoothen the top level and garnish with chironjee and magaz.
Press the top level lightly and allow to cool.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Cut into squares and serve.