Dudhi Halwa(bottle Gourd Halwa)

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2 cups grated Bottle Gourd(Dudhi Bhopla)
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup khoya
½ tsp cardamom powder
2-3 Tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
3-4 chopped Dry Figs
4-5 Chopped Cashewnuts
4-5 Chopped Almonds.
1. Peel & Grate bottle gourd. Squeeze out water from it.Now in a kadai or pan, heat Ghee.Add grated bottle gourd and saute it,the cover with lid and let the bottle gourd cook over medium flame.Once water is totally absorbed , check whether bottle gourd is cooked or not.Then add sugar to it & mix well and again let it cook for some time.When sugar gets dissolved & mixed in bottle gourd, add khoya to it and mix well.Then add dry fruits pieces and stir until you get thick consistency dudhi halwa.
2. Garnish with dry fruits & serve hot or cold.
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Chef: Sonali