Lauki ki Kheer: Bottle Gourd = X

When I tried Sweet Potato Kheer the first time, I used the basic concept of making kheer (pudding).  You could replace the sweet potato with X ingredient and make different kinds of puddings.

X
=
raw rice grain
=
Chawal ki Kheer
=
Rice Pudding
X
=
raw vermicelli
=
Sevai ki Kheer
=
Vermicelli Pudding
X
=
grated carrots
=
Gajar ki Kheer
=
Carrot Pudding

Get the picture?

Here I’m using X = grated bottle gourd = Lauki ki Kheer = Bottle Gourd Pudding.

Lauki Kheer / Bottle Gourd Pudding


What you’ll need:
1 cup bottle gourd (lauki/ghiya/dudhi)
2 tsp clarified butter (ghee)
3 cup milk
½ cup sugar [adjust to taste]
½ tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 Tbsp your choice of nuts - sliced, chopped or crushed

Let's Begin! 
1.  Peel & remove seeds then grate the bottle gourd, gently squeeze out extra water, keep aside.
2.  Heat ghee in pan; stir-fry the grated bottle gourd in it for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
3.  Add milk and cook stirring occasionally until it comes to a boil.
4.  Now add sugar + cardamom powder + nuts, mix all well, and cook 2 more minutes.  

Lauki Kheer is ready - serve warm or cool.  This one should serve about 4-6 people.

The crushed nuts you see in the picture are leftover from the baklava filling that I had made earlier, so used them without any measurement.  The proportion of nuts for a kheer is never rigid.


Among the sweets made with milk, kheer is a very simple and easy Indian sweet dish to make.  Doesn’t require as much time and energy as a Halwa or a Rabdi requires.  With that said, if you keep stirring the milk and bottle gourd mixture at Step # 3 until it reaches a thicker consistency and then add everything in Step # 4 – you’ll be making the Lauki ka Halwa.  Yep, 2-in-1 as I like it, as I always say :-)

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24 comments:

  1. very delicious kheer..this works out 4 many kheer recipes

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  2. I love Lauki halwa and this kheer is just too yummy.. I specially like the different set of bowls you use for your pics.. Al the more colour and elegance to the view.

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    1. Thanks Nupur, still learning how to bring variation in pictures :)

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  3. loved your recipe and quick write up.. it's long since I made this kheer..now I will try your version :)lovely and tempting clicks..

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    1. Thanks Anjana! I hate to write unnecessary long stories, prefer to keep it to the point - like you :)

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  4. Delicious cheer and lovely presentation..

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  5. wow lauki ka kheer ... yummy and tempting clicks ...........

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  6. looks good , presentation is mouth wandering .

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  7. Delicious and tempting kheer,nice presentation and clicks....

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  8. omg, this looks amazing. i never knew you could make kheer from "lauki/ghiya". I thought you could really only make rice pudding... this almost looks like gajar ka halwa. the possibilities are endless i'm telling you. :-) hope you enjoy kayaking this weekend - you guys are pretty outdoorsy i must say.

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    1. Haha, really endless when it comes to food!
      And thanks Nisha. Activities like these make an otherwise boring married life much fun ;)

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  9. Its been a while i prepared this kheer, super irresistible definitely.

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  10. Tempting. Last year I tried it at a Punjabi restaurant. I wanted to try it at home but completely forgot about it. I should try this using coconut milk. That's what we usually use to make kheer in Kerala. At least there are some favourites of mine that I don't have to give up after turning Vegan.

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    1. I'm guessing the lauki and coconut milk combination will taste great.
      And may be you can go on veganizing more of your favorites :)

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  11. Delicious kheer..Never tried this before Yumm.

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  12. Did you really make kheer? I am SO impressed. I remember my mom spending hours making this...stirring until she could stir no more. I could never embark on a project like this - I have zero patience. :)

    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend so far Nisha!

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    1. Watching YouTube videos while stirring keep me distracted from the effort going in :D But this kheer doesn't need so much of it, a halwa would.
      Thanks for dropping by, Ameena :)

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  13. Wow...love the simplicity of the recipe....looks yummy....

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  14. wud never have thought of using bottle gourd for kheer... interesting stuff!

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  15. Love the idea of using lauki... sure shot way to get that veggie into the kids tummy. Sorry I have not been around for a while now. But now that am back I am having fun catching up on your posts..! :)

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  16. u really provoked me to make one....the recipe looks fantastic and amazing...surely gona try this one.. :)

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