garadudde paayas

bottle gourd sweetdish

Bottlegourd is called garadudde in konkani. It is a very versatile vegetable. It can be used to make both spicy and sweet dishes and is supposed to have a cooling effect on the body. I like this paayas a lot and it is also very easy to make.



  • bottlegourd cut into very small pieces - 2 cups
  • sugar - 4 tablespoons
  • cardmom powder - half teaspoon
  • Raisins and cashews
  • milk - 1 cup


  • Cook the bottlegourd pieces, raisins and cashews with some water till they are tender.
  • Add sugar and cook for some more time. The quantity of sugar may vary according to taste. (I like it to be moderately sweet)
  • Add milk and cardmom powder and cook for some time on a low flame stirring now and then till you get the desired consisitency.

Preparation time: 25 minutes