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dudhi halwa
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4.18 from 17 votes

Dudhi Halwa

A delicious Indian dessert with grated bottle gourd, sugar and milk!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dudhi halwa
Servings: 6
Calories: 235kcal


  • 2 tablespoon ghee or any cooking oil
  • 4 cups packed Dudhi grated
  • 1 cup low fat milk divided (or almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup non-fat dry milk powder or almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds for garnish optional


  • Set the Instant Pot to saute(normal) mode and heat ghee. Add grated dudhi and sauté for a minute. Add 1/2 cup of low fat milk. Close Instant Pot with Pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 2 mins followed by Quick Release (Natural Pressure Release works too). 
  • Set the Instant Pot to Saute(normal) mode. Mix the milk powder in remaining half cup of milk and add it to the Instant Pot. 
  • Add sugar and cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently until most of the liquids evaporate and the halwa thickens. If the halwa starts to splutter set the Instant Pot to Saute(Less) mode and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. 
  • Stir in Vanilla, mix well and turn the Instant Pot off. Halwa will thicken further as it cools down. Garnish with sliced almonds. Enjoy warm or chilled.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 586mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 356mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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