Doodhi Apple Halwa

Dudi Apple Halwa1


This is my ‘creation’- I used apple just to reduce the quantity of added sweetener.ย Your entire house smells aromatic with the flavour of apple and bottle gourd during the cooking time, and lingers afterwards too. This would be so yummy when served cold OR served warm over ice cream!.

Yields-3-4 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time-20-25 minutes


  • Doodhi/lauki/bottle gourd- 1 1/2cup (peeled and grated)
  • Grated apple-2 (I used with skin)
  • Milk powder-1/4cup
  • Warm Milk-1/2cup
  • Stevia-2-3tbsp
  • Sunflower spread/butter-1tbsp (can replace with reqular butter)
  • Cardamom powder-1/2tsp

For serving:

  • Roughly chopped Mixed Roasted nuts ( I used almonds, cashew)


  • In a small bowl dissolve milk powder in milk and set aside.
  • Heat sunflower spread in a pan, add the grated doodhi, apple and cook for 10-12 minutes OR until the moisture evaporates stirring occasionally.
  • Now add the dissolved milk powder along with milk, stevia sugar and simmer until the milk evaporates by stirring occasionally (or the milk solids tend to stick the bottom of the pan).

Dudi Apple Halwa2

  • Once the milk is reduced and all moisture evaporates and once it starts leaving the sides of the pan (approx. 8-10 minutes), turn off the flame
  • Finally stir in cardamom powder.
  • Garnish with roasted nuts and serve hot or cold.

Dudi Apple Halwa3


  • Stevia can be replaced with sugar/any sweetener of choice
  • Sweetness can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Here the apple I used was sweet and juicy so feel free to adjust the sweetness as per the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on November 4, 2015, in Indian. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Really nice Chitra, I don’t think I have ever had bottle gourd. Is it sweet? This sounds delicious and comforting.

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    • Bottle gourd is blond -doesn’t have any taste but goid for health, in India many drink it’s juice in empty stomach -as it’s known to prevent diabetics. … glad you liked it Suzanne. … thanx for your lovely words…


  2. wow fruit and veggie halwa. Amazing chitra. Love the way you bring new recipes. Kudos.

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  3. Yumm I am sure the whole house would smell delicious!

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  4. Very cultural. Healthy too!

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  5. Halwa looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Simply awesome Chitra ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. I like the idea of personalising the sweetness. Jackie is sweeter toothed than I am ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Very interesting combo dear. Love the color, the texture and the recipe! YUMMY

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  9. Any kind of halwa would be great in my books, and this doodhi/apple one certainly would be lovely.

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  10. Makes me drool Chitra ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Yummy and delicious apple halwa.. Love the colour and presentation


  12. Halwas made with fruits or veggies are my favorites ……This looks so delicious ,Chitra….

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  13. You do magic in kitchen achitra.. Never thought about coming these two.. ๐Ÿ™‚ awesome


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