Grated Dudhi (bottle guard) - 2 cup,
Cashews (chopped) - 1/4 cup,
Clarified butter (ghee) - 1-2 tsp,
Heavy whipping cream - 1/2 cup,
Sugar - 1/3 cup,
Whole milk - 1 cup,
Almonds - for garnishing(optional).
Heat ghee in a pan. Roast chopped cashew in ghee till turns in to golden brown color.
Remove in a plate and keep aside.
In the same pan with rest of the ghee, add grated bottle gourd. Saute it for few minutes till water from bottle gourd evaporates in some extent.
Now add milk and heavy whipping cream. Let it come to a boil.
Lower the flame and keep stirring in between to prevent sticking. Cook in low flame till milk evaporates completely and grated bottle gourd cooks properly.
Keep cooking and stirring continuously till mixture turns thick and lumpy. Switch off the flame and add fried cashew. Mix well. Serve warm or chilled.
Heavy whipping cream can be replace with whole milk.
Store in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Amount of sugar depends on your taste.
Sugar can be replaced with condensed milk.
Cardamom powder can be added for more flavor.