Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer is very healthy and one of the popular dishes of Indian cuisine. This is suitable for all age group; the chilled kheer is ideal food for summer.

I still remember that this kheer cooked by my aunt and first time I had many decades in my childhood. No words can tell how much tasty it was!

Lauki (bottle gourd) has wonderful cooling properties, keep body well hydrated. It has anti ageing and slimming properties. We get quick dose of calcium and protein.

Ingredients:

  • Lauki (bottle gourd): 500gm
  • Milk: 1 liter
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 2 tablespoon
  • Condensed milk/Khoa: 200gm
  • Pistachio: 10no.
  • Almond: 10 no.
  • Fresh coconut: ¼ no.
  • Saffron: 1pinch
  • Green cardamom: 4 nos.

Preparation:

  1. Peel out the lauki (bottle gourd). Grate with the help of grater /food processor; cook this grated lauki till 80% done.
  2. Allow it to cool then squeeze gently and take out extra juice to reduce the wetness. Keep aside.
  3. Slice Pistachio, almond. Keep aside.
  4. Make powder of green cardamom. Keep aside.
  5. Scrap coconut, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan and heat it. Put ghee in it, when ghee is heated, add crushed cardamom. Wait for few second and add boiled and squeezed lauki (bottle gourd).
  2. Fry for 15-20 minutes on medium/ low flame till it become light golden. Keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk for 10-15 minutes, so that it reduces half and pour this milk into fried lauki (bottle gourd), further boil it for 4-5 minutes till you get the consistency of your choice.
  4. Add Khoa, stir it continuously till it starts boiling, add sugar and  let it boil for couple of minutes ,add half  of dry fruits  and saffron, let it boil for couple of minutes. Put off the flame.
  5. Transfer into serving bowl and decorate with leftover dry fruits on it.
  6. Now Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer is ready to serve.
Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Ingredients

Ingredients

Grate with the help of grater

Grate with the help of grater

Allow it to cool then squeeze gently

Allow it to cool then squeeze gently

Put ghee

Put ghee

add boiled and squeezed lauki

add boiled and squeezed lauki

Fry for 15-20 minutes

Fry for 15-20 minutes

Fry for 15-20 minutes on medium/ low flame

Fry for 15-20 minutes on medium/ low flame

pour this milk into fried lauki

pour this milk into fried lauki

boil it for 4-5 minutes

boil it for 4-5 minutes

Add Khoa

Add Khoa

Add Khoa

Add Khoa

stir it continuously

stir it continuously

add sugar

add sugar

boil for couple of minutes

boil for couple of minutes

add half of dry fruits and saffron

add half of dry fruits and saffron

add half of dry fruits and saffron

add half of dry fruits and saffron

add half of dry fruits and saffron

add half of dry fruits and saffron

let it boil for couple of minutes

let it boil for couple of minutes

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

Lauki (bottle gourd) ki kheer

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