Bottle Gourd Barfi

Bottle Gourd barfi is similar to bottle gourd halwa. It is made from shredded bottle gourd, milk solids and sugar. It is consumed during fast in many Indian homes as bottle gourd is very light on the stomach.


  • Bottle Gourd – 1 kg
  • Milk – 500 ml
  • Sugar –3/4 cup
  • Khoya –  1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp for greasing the tray
  • Cardamom and nuts as per choice

            Serve – 15 pieces


  • Wash, peel and grate the bottle gourd (Remove the middle portion, if the seeds are big) (use thin bottle gourd)
  • Put the grated bottle gourd with 500 ml milk in a thick -bottomed pan, cover and cook on a medium heat
  • Once the bottle gourd is cooked, add sugar and let it cook in the open pan on medium heat till all the milk and water evaporates
  • Now add khoya, mix well (grate the khoya, it will get mixed well)
  • Keep cooking and stirring, till the mixture solidifies, starts to leave side (keep a close at this stage, the mixture can burn or stick to the pan)
  • Add ghee, cardamom powder, nuts and mix well
  • Set in a greased tray

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