Lauki Barfi Recipe (How to make Lauki Burfi Recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 16 pieces
Calories 132 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 800 grams or 4 cups Lauki (bottle gourd or dudhi) , Loosely packed
  • 2 + 2 tablespoons Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2 ½ cups Milk
  • 150 grams or 1 cup Khoya (Mawa) , grated or crumbled and tightly packed
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • ¼ cup Cashew nuts chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water
  • ¼ cup Almonds sliced, for garnishing on top



  1. Grease the tray or thali using ghee and keep it aside.
  2. Peel the bottle gourd, scoop out the center soft part with seeds and grate it. For grating purpose use box grater or food processor.

Making Lauki Barfi Recipe:

  1. Heat the 2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add grated lauki and saute till it is soft and moisture free.
  2. Then add milk and simmer till all the milk is evaporated and the mixture become almost dry and thick.
  3. Now mix in remaining ghee and cook for a minute.
  4. Then add khoya, mix and cook till it is melted and incorporated well.
  5. Now mix in sugar and cardamom powder. As sugar melts, mixture becomes thin and runny, continue stirring and cooking till it becomes thick and leave the sides of the pan.
  6. This time turf off the stove and mix in chopped cashews and rose water.
  7. Pour the mixture into greased tray and spread out evenly.
  8. Sprinkle sliced almonds and slightly press so it sticks to the burfi mixture.
  9. Cover and let it set for few hours, then cut into square pieces using greased, sharp knife.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving (~ 1 piece of barfi)

Nutrition Facts
Lauki Barfi Recipe (How to make Lauki Burfi Recipe)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 14.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 11.3g
Protein 3.3g 7%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.