A Barfi Can Be Healthy Too!

Aditi Ahuja
A Barfi Can Be Healthy Too!

Here’s an easy recipe of Lauki ki barfi-

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg lauki (with estimate, little more or less will do)
  • 1 tablespoon desi ghee
  • 1 cup sugar (you can reduce or increase as per taste)
  • 125 grams mawa or khoya (roast the mawa a bit and keep aside for use)
  • Chopped nuts of choice (cashews, almonds, pistachios)
  • Elaichi powder to taste
  • 6-7 drops rose or kewra water (optional)


Method:

  • Grate the lauki with a grater, taking care to not grate the middle seed part.  Three medium sized bottle gourd will give you 1/2 kg grated lauki. Also, after grating try to remove extra water from lauki by pressing with hands softly.
  • In a pan, heat ghee and add grated lauki. On medium flame, stir for 2-3 minutes to dry its water a bit. Then cover with a lid and in between stir and let it cook for 4-5 more minutes to remove rawness.
  • Now add sugar and mix. Lauki and sugar both will leave water. Again cover and stir in between for 7-8 minutes. Later you can remove cover and on medium flame cook till no water is left. You may add nuts at this stage. Keep a few nuts for garnishing
  • Add roasted mawa and mix well. Cook for a few more minutes. The barfi mix will leave sides of kadai. Switch off gas and add elaichi powder and mix well.
  • Now, add rose or kewra water, mix and set in a greased plate. Garnish with nuts.

 

This will set in 3 hours. You may also keep in the fridge to let it set. Cut into pieces and store in airtight box in fridge.

 

Serving suggestion

  1. Keeping the ingredients ready like bhuna mawa and chopped nuts etc helps.
  2. Rose or kewra water gives it very good smell and taste.
  3. Before grating lauki taste it, as sometimes lauki is bitter.

 

Also read: Dessert Time: Homemade Khoya Barfi

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