1 small bottle gourd
1/4 brick of khoya/khoa/mawa
1/4 cup ghee
peel and grate bottle gourd.measure the amount of bottle gourd in a cup.
wash and grate khoya brick.measure the amount.
now take sugar equal to the number of cups of bottle gourd and khoya.
mix only a 1/4 cup of water with sugar and bring to boil.
meanwhile pan fry the grated bottle gaurd with 2 sp of ghee.
fry till water leaves the bottlegourd.
make sure that the sugar syrup in a soft ball stage.
add this sugar mixture to the fried bottlegourd.
stir well .add khoya,cashews fried in ghee and the remaining ghee.
stir till the mixture thickens.
serve hot or cold.
making sugar syrup:
for ball stage:
for making sugar syrup u need to take 4 parts of sugar and 1 part of water all the time.
boil it and when u see the bubbles forming,take a small bowl and drop sugar syrup into the water.
check if u can make a ball out of the it.then it is ready to use.
for string stage:
for string stage take a little amt of syrup .
make sure it is ok to touch and check using two fingers.
if there r any string between ur fingers then it is in string stage.
different type of recipe requires different syrups.