Ghar Doodhi Godshe

Ghar Doodhi means Bottle gourd in konkani, Lauki and Sorekai in other languages. Godshe means sweet dish or payasam. Bottle gourd is a best coolant and summer friendly vegetable with lots of vitamins and minerals in it.
Don’t be amazed to see a bottle gourd payasam. At times even when there is no occasion or festival we may just need a dessert. After all we all foodies have no reason for gorging on our favourite food anytime of the year. If you have a sweet tooth then you are sure to enjoy this recipe – especially this payasam which  is very healthy and delicious too. You might wonder “Payasam”  –  a “Healthy” One??? Yes. You heard it right. There is no coconut / milk n sugar in this recipe.
Here the luscious, soft gourd cubes is cooked in jaggery and garnished with a burst of cardamom flavor and a dash of ghee. This recipe was taught to me by my MIL.
So lets check out the recipe.Ingredients:-

  • Bottle gourd – 2 cups cubed (remove skin and inner core of the veggie)
  • Jaggery – 1 cup (can increase or decrease the quantity as per sweetness required)
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Maida – 1-2 tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Nuts – For Garnishing

Method:-

  1. Remove the inner part and the green skin of the vegetable. Cut them into small cubes
  2. Add 1 cup water, a pinch of salt and cook till the veggie is soft.
  3. Add jaggery and cook till they dissolve completely.
  4. In a small bowl make a paste of maida and water. Now pour this paste into the cooked veggie and jaggery mixture. Stir well and do not allow to form lumps. Add water if necessary.
  5. Let the maida get cooked completely. By this time you get the consistency of payasam. Switch off gas.
Garnish with cardamom powder and ghee on top. If preferred can add roasted nuts too.

Note:-
This payasam should not be  watery. The consistency is semi liquid.
Can eat this for breakfast with panpolos.

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