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Lauki Ki Burfi

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Lauki Badam Burfi Recipe | How to make Bottle Gourd Burfi Almond Fudge | Lauki Ki Launji Recipe. Make tasty, healthy and delicious Lauki Badam burfi recipe without any mawa/khoya.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian, Indian North Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg Bottle Gourd/Lauki/Ghiya
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ½ Cup Milk Powder
  • ¼ Cup Desi Ghee
  • ¼ Cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • ½ Cup Almonds or Almond Meal
  • 2-3 tbsp Finely chopped Almonds and Cashewnuts
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder

Instructions
 

  • Lightly oil a dish or tin. You can line with parchment paper(optional).
  • Grind almonds to fine powder and keep aside. If using almond meal skip this step.
  • Finely chop 2 tbsp of almonds and cashewnuts and keep for garnishing.
  • Peel lauki and then cut vertically from middle.
  • Remove the inner fleshy part/pith with seeds.
  • Then in food processor or mandoline finely grate it. Do not leave grated lauki for long as it starts turning black.
  • If your lauki is very watery then squeeze out extra water. You can keep this extra water to knead chapati or bread dough.
  • Cook lauki with 2 tsp ghee on low flame, stirring it till the water evaporates.
  • Then mix milk powder with milk and add to lauki. Keep on stirring it till lauki is cooked and the mixture starts getting thick.
  • Now add almond meal and sugar, mix with lauki milk mixture and keep stirring it, till it starts to thicken and forms a lumpy dough like.
  • Now transfer it on the greased try lined with parchment paper. Spread it uniformly and then sprinkle finely chopped nuts. Cover it and keep it to set for 4-5 hrs.
  • Finally once the fudge/burfi is set cut in pieces and keep in an air tight container. It stays good for 1-2 days at room temperature and 4-5 days when refrigerated. Do not freeze.

Notes

For low calorie Lauki ki Burfi you can skip almonds and add another 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup milk powder. It will take longer time to cook.
Otherwise you can  also add powdered melon seeds(kharbooje ke beej). These also will add richness to the burfi.
You can also add rose essence for the flavour.
Keyword Bottle Gourd Almond Fudge, Lauki Badam ki Burfi, Lauki Ki Launji