Lauki(Bottle Gourd) Halwa Inspired Cupcakes

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Lauki Halwa inspired cupcake with Kesar(Saffron strands) Koya Frosting is a fusion bake which imitates the lauki ka halwa in the cake form. This is definitely a treat to all the kids and lauki halwa lovers. It is baked using whole wheat flour, fresh bottle gourd with the intense touch of unsweetened Koya.
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Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Served As: Desserts
Recipe Cuisine Type: Bakery
Recipe Taste: Sweet
Servings 12


  • 1 1/8 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Curd
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • cup Bottle Gourd tightly packed â¾ grated
  • 50 gm Unsweetened Koya unsweetened koya
  • 1/8 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt of, or as per taste
  • cup Sugar â¾ fine raw
  • 1/2 tsp Desi Ghee
  • Frosting or kesar kesar koya
  • 50 ml Cream chilled
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Koya unsweetened koya
  • 1-2 strands Warm Milk or kesar kesar dissolved in
  • 4 tbsp Icing Sugar


  • Sieve flour, Cardamom powder and salt for 3 - 5 times.
  • Peel, deseed and grate bottle gourd (3/4 cup).
  • Wash well and remove the dark water from the grated bottle gourd. This step is important to avoid the bitterness of the vegetable. Squeeze excess water.
  • Roast bottle gourd in ghee until the raw smell wafts , cool it completely.
  • In a blender A. Pulse the bottle gourd B. Add the Koya and pulse once or twice C. Add milk and blend well. Do not overdo as it many turn into a buttery form.
  • Take curd in a bowl and add the above koya bottle gourd mixture. Add sugar and mix until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add baking powder and baking soda to the above mixture. Set for 1 or 2 mins.
  • Add the flour and gently mix to get a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter in the baking cups(not more than ¾ as this cake will rise well)
  • Bake @180 in a preheated oven(preheat @180) for 30 - 35 mins.
  • Kesar koya frosting: 1. Beat sugar and cream until it is slightly fluffy 2. Add Koya and Kesar milk mixture(Add kesar milk mixture 1/2 tsp at a time and check for consistency) 3. Beat until fluffy and smooth.
  • Once the cupcakes are completely cooled down, frost the cupcakes and decorate using raisins or roasted cashew nuts.
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Rajeswari Annamalai
Rajeswari Annamalai

Software professional turned into home maker and baker :)

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