3 Cups Grated Bottle Gourd
4 Strands of Saffron Soaked in 3 tbsps Warm Milk
2 tbsps Clarified Butter (ghee)
Sugar 5-6 tbsps (as per taste)
1/3 Cup Grated Mawa (khoya)
1/4 tsp Coarsely Pounded Green Cardamom
5 Cashewnuts (chopped)
5 Almonds (chopped)
5 Pistachio (chopped)
1 tbsp Raisins
1 tsp Poppy Seeds/khus khus (optional)
Heat clarified butter in a wok or pan. Add grated bottle gourd in it. Saute for 2 minutes. Don't get bottle gourd brown.
Add saffron milk in it, mix nicely. As bottle gourd leaves lots of water, so cook on high flame. Stir continuously for 2 minutes. (Alternatively may use condensed milk too)
Add coarsely pounded cardamom powder in it. Stir for another 5 minutes till the excess water from bottle gourd evaporates.
Now add chopped nuts and raisins in it. Fold nicely.
Pour sugar and mawa in it. Mix well. Stir continuously for another 3 minutes on high.
Once the water evaporates completely, add khus khus, stir nicely and turn off the heat now. Take it out in a serving bowl. Garnish with cashew, almonds and pistachio. Serve hot.
Linking to: Chandrani's Holiday Recipes