Bottle Gourd Health Benefits: Bottle gourd juice is widely used for the weight loss. It helps reduce the inflammations in the liver and kidneys. Helps in easing the problem related to constipation.
Like Gajar Halwa recipe this too has some steps but is not very complicated and needs less time. I prefer doing these things in slow cooker as they need at least 45 mins stove time, which is difficult for me to dedicate. Slow cooker makes eating sweets at home easy with less mess if you plan ahead.
Medium size bottle gourd (peeled and grated)
1 cup milk (because this is slow cooker don't put more milk it will not evaporate)
1/2 cup khoya/mava or milk powder
1 cup sugar/ 3 cups splenda(sweetener)
5 tbsp ghee
4 to 5 whole cardamom
2 tsp rose water
Shred the bottle gourd in a bowl.
Take your slow cooker put it on high; put 4 table spoon ghee and 4-5 cardamom in it.
Add the shredded bottle gourd.and mix well put the timer for 2 hrs.
After an hr put 1 cup sugar or 3 cups splenda. Cook it for another hr. After an hr stir it and put the milk and khoya/milk powder. and cook for 3 hrs. Add 1 table spoon ghee and stir. Garnish it with pistachios and serve hot or cold.
Note: Instead of milk you can put condensed milk to make it richer than you don't have to put khoya or milk powder just condensed milk.