Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Another unique sweet from sachu’s kitchen, It is bittergourd halwa yeah sounding weird no!!!!!!!! . I thought why we are making our bitter experiences to sweet only in life, why don”t we make bitter vegetables to a sweeter dessert. Yeah the outcome is this, bittergourd/ karela/paavakkai halwa. You love this dessert, no one knows this is prepared from bittergourd unless you say it.
Try out this and put in your feed back.


Bitter gourd(grated) - 1 cup.
 Ghee                      – 4 tbsps.
 Sugar                     – 1 ¼ cups
 Cardamom powder - 1 tea spoon.
Coconut milk powder  - 1/4 cup.
     Cashew nut                 – 7 nos.

Scrape the skin of the bittergourd / paavakkai slightly.
Remove seeds from bitter gourd and grate it coarsely.
Squeeze out the juice well from the bittergourd and wash again.
And squeeze again and keep aside.
Heat 3 tbsps of ghee, add bitter gourd and saute it in a low flame .
Add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well .
Cook for 3 to 5 minutes in a medium flame.
Add coconut milkpowder and mix well.
Cook until the bittergourd halwa thickens.
Fry the cashews in remaining ghee and garnish the bittergourd/ paavakkai / karela halwa
     Yummy  Bitter gourd halwa is ready to serve.
If you want put the grated bittergourd in boiling water for few seconds and drain well before frying it in ghee.

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