Lauki ki mithai Recipe

Lauki ki mithai is an easy and delicious recipe prepared specially in North India.  You must have prepared various savoury dishes with lauki but haven’t tried making sweets out of them. It is slightly time consuming but the result is definitely worthy.

lauki ki mithai

Here is lauki is first boiled and then soaked in sugar syrup for an hour to make them sweet. Afterward, they are stuffed with divine mawa stuffing. This unique sweet can be prepared easily at home. So, try out this recipe follow these step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

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LAUKI KI MITHAI RECIPE

Lauki sweet is an easy and delicious recipe prepared specially in North India.  You must have prepared various savoury dishes with lauki but haven’t tried making sweets out of them
Course Sweets
Cuisine North Indian
Keyword lauki ki mithai, sweet recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Achala

Ingredients

  • 250 gms Bottle gourd peeled and washed
  • 100 gm Mawa/khoya
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Dessicated coconut
  • 10-12 badam kaju chopped
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda/ soda bicarbonate
  • 3-4 pistachois chopped for garnishing
  • cup water

Instructions

  • Collect all the required ingredients.
  • Wash and peel the lauki and cut 1 inch round pieces.
  • Scrape out the pulp and seeds from lauki in such a way that the other end remains joined.
  • Prepare all the rings like this.
  • Heat water in a deep pan, add a pinch of soda bicarbonate.
  • Once the water starts boiling, drop the lauki in it then cover and cook them for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • 5 minutes later, lauki will get cooked aptly. Turn off the flame, leave the vessel covered as it is for 2-3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, remove the lid and transfer the lauki on a sieve so that the excess water gets drained out.
  • To prepare the sugar syrup, take sugar in a vessel along with 3/4 cup of water to make a thin sugar syrup.
  • Place it on flame to simmer until the sugar dissolves completely. Stir in-between.
  • When sugar melts and its starts boiling, add semi cooked raw lauki rings.
  • Cover it and make sure that the lauki doesn’t break. Cook the lauki rings in sugar syrup until its colour changes slightly.
  • Turn off the flame, cover and let it rest. Keep the lauki drenched in sugar syrup for few minutes so that they become sweet.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing for the lauki. For this, heat a pan and put the mawa in it. Keep stirring constantly and roast the mawa on low flame so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • After roasting 2-3 minutes, turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.
  • As the mawa cools down, transfer it to a plate and add chopped badam, kaju and powdered sugar.
  • Mix well until all the ingredients combined well.
  • Mawa stuffing is ready. Keep it aside.
  • After 10 minutes, take out the lauki rings from the syrup and put them on a plate.
  • Then stuff each lauki generously with the mawa stuffing.
  • Press the filling with light hands so it settles down inside the lauki.
  • Coat the  lauki rings with dessicated coconut.
  • Place pistachios or any dry fruit at the centre and press gently.
  • Prepare all the sweet in the same manner.
  • Lauki Rings sweet is ready. Serve these scrumptious and finger-licking lauki sweet straightaway.

how to make lauki ki mithai (Step by Step directions with photos ) :

1.Collect all the required ingredients.

2.Wash and peel the lauki and cut 1 inch round pieces.

3.Scrape out the pulp and seeds from lauki in such a way that the other end remains joined.

4.Prepare all the rings like this.

5.Heat water in a deep pan, add a pinch of soda bicarbonate.

6.Once the water starts boiling, drop the lauki in it then cover and cook them for 5 minutes on medium flame.

7.5 minutes later, lauki will get cooked aptly. Turn off the flame, leave the vessel covered as it is for 2-3 minutes.

8.After 3 minutes, remove the lid and transfer the lauki on a sieve so that the excess water gets drained out.

9.To prepare the sugar syrup, take sugar in a vessel along with 3/4 cup of water to make a thin sugar syrup.

10.Place it on flame to simmer until the sugar dissolves completely. Stir in-between.

11.When sugar melts and its starts boiling, add semi cooked raw lauki rings.

12.Cover it and make sure that the lauki doesn’t break. Cook the lauki rings in sugar syrup until its colour changes slightly.

13. Turn off the flame, cover and let it rest. Keep the lauki drenched in sugar syrup for few minutes so that they become sweet.

14.Meanwhile, prepare the stuffing for the lauki. For this, heat a pan and put the mawa in it. Keep stirring constantly and roast the mawa on low flame so that it doesn’t stick to the pan.

15.After roasting 2-3 minutes, turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.

16.As the mawa cools down, transfer it to a plate and add chopped badam, kaju and powdered sugar.

17.Mix well until all the ingredients combined well.

18.Mawa stuffing is ready. Keep it aside.

19.After 10 minutes, take out the lauki rings from the syrup and put them on a plate.

20.Then stuff each lauki ring generously with the mawa stuffing.

21.Press the filling with light hands so it settles down inside the lauki.

22.Coat the  lauki rings with dessicated coconut.

23.Place pistachios or any dry fruit at the centre and press gently.

24.Prepare all the sweet in the same manner.

25. Lauki Rings sweet is ready. Serve these scrumptious and finger-licking lauki sweet straightaway.

recipe notes :

  • You can store this sweet in the refrigerator and relish eating for 10 days.
  • You can make stuffing without dry fruits only with mawa and powdered sugar.
  • You can also add desiccated coconut in mawa stuffing.
  • Do not overcook the lauki, as the lauki becomes much softer it will break easily.

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