Lauki Halwa or Bottle gourd halwa is a delicious dessert that is packed with nutrition. This dessert is mostly made during festivals when people fast as it fills then up and gives them enough nutrition. This sweet-dish is made with grated bottle gourd, milk, condensed milk or khoya, sugar and lots of dry fruits.
I have replaced sugar with sugar free Natura to make this dish healthier. Now even people who are calorie conscious can eat this dessert without any guilt. Sugar free Natura is a new generation sugar substitute. It contains sucralose which is a sugar derivative which guarantees the sweetness of sugar without calories. It is made from a unique process. This is the latest international Zero calorie substitute which is gaining popularity all over the world.
Diabetic people can opt for Sugar Free Natura and enjoy desserts without compromising for sweetness. Healthy dishes like Lauki Halwa can be made healthier if sugar content is reduced by replacing with Sugar Free Natura. 1 sachet is equivalent in sweetness to 2 teaspoon sugar and gives negligible calories as compared to 40 calories provided by 2 teaspoon sugar.
The best part is that it is highly stable, that is you can cook and bake with it without loss in sweetness. I thought of trying this dish after eating this at a restaurant in Bangalore during my office team lunch. The health benefits of bottle gourd are plentiful. It supports digestion, combats flatulence and constipation. It is also loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also keeps the heart healthy, reduces blood pressure and helps to loose weight. So why to load this halwa made with bottle gourd with sugar? Use Sugar Free Natura and enjoy all the health benefits.