Dudhi Ka Halwa

by thecurrytheory

Do you ever crave desserts/sweets you cherished in your childhood? Especially the ones attached to a fond memory? Like this one for me, Dudhi Halwa is one of those dishes I had very few times but everyone time I had it, it was cherished. The aroma, the taste make you rewind back time to that particular moment. I have this vivid memory of my mom making this Halwa when I learned how to ride my bike for the first time. It was a challenge for me back then, haha! go ahead and laugh. I will never forget her bribing me with this Dudhi halwa and I totally fell for it. Of course, in this process, I actually learned how to ride a bike, later a motorbike, then stick shift, and now an automatic.

Memories are precious and it’s important to keep them fresh in your mind now and then by making these delicious recipes. This is my mom’s recipe and it is simple yet delectable. I did add less sugar than hers but of course, what are moms made of anyway, all the good and sugary stuff right?

I miss the days growing up in a small house but a big city. I loved living in a big city Mumbai, it was almost like living in New York City. By following this simple recipe for divine Dudhi halwa you’re going to have a little glimpse of my childhood.

Dudhi Ka Halwa

Serves: 4
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 1 medium green squash (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1/3 cup of dry fruits ( cashews, pistachios, and almonds)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed salt
  • 1/3 cup of sugar (add less if you'd like)
  • 2 teaspoons of Elaichi powder (cardamom powder)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (whole or 2%milk )
  • Garnish with chopped pistachios)


  1. In a wok, heat 2 tablespoons of ghee and add the grated green squash and stir well.
  2. Add the dry fruits and stir well
  3. Add salt and mix well
  4. Add sugar and combine well with the grated squash
  5. Add milk and let it simmer on low heat for about 5-10 minutes (check it every few minutes to make sure it doesn't burn).
  6. Serve hot with a garnish of chopped pistachios on top.


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