Lauki Ki Kheer is a simple dessert made using bottle gourd and milk. It can be had for Vrat or Indian fasting days as well. Here is how to make Lauki ki Kheer recipe.
Lauki Ki Kheer is a creamy dessert which I make every year during Janmashtami and even out of the blue to surprise my family. Also, in our household whenever we fast, we make sure to make a feast out of it!
Some households do not eat lauki or bottle gourd for vrat or fast. So please check with yur elders if you can eat this dish while fasting.
I remember my childhood days when mom made a basket full of Mewa Paag, Panjiri, Dahi Wale Aloo and many more Falahari dishes and we would hog on them the entire day.
Keeping up with the tradition, I too make a few varieties of Falahari dishes on Janmashtami and other festivities. Some of the dishes such as Lauki Ki Kheer, Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Thalipeeth are made on a regular basis at my home, we do not need to fast for eating them, you see!
Rich in texture and taste, Lauki Ki Kheer or Bottle Gourd Kheer doesn’t need any special preparations and making it is very easy. All you need to make lauki kheer is fresh bottle gourd, some cream, dry fruits, milk, saffron, sugar, and ghee.
Serve this lauki recipe as a special dessert and perk up your family on weekend or weekdays. I suggest generously garnish it with tons of dry fruits and relish it chilled. Get started, bookmark its recipe to simmer this perfectly succulent sweet at home! Here is how to make Lauki Ki kheer.
Tips to make best Lauki ki Kheer
Use tender fresh lauki to make the kheer.
Remove as many seeds as possible.
Grate the lauki using the biggest side of the grater.
Squeeze out as much water as possible before adding the lauki in the milk.
Use a heavy bottom pan to make the kheer.
How to make Lauki Sabudana Kheer?
To make Lauki Sabudana Kheer, soak 1/4 cup of Sabudana in 1/2 cup water for 4-5 hours. While adding grated lauki in the recipe mentioned below, add this soaked along with it too and cook as mentioned in the below recipe.
Lauki ki Kheer with Condensed Milk?
To make lauki kheer with condensed milk, keep the process until adding the sugar as mentioned below. Once the lauki is cooked in milk, add 1/2 can condensed milk and reduce the amount of sugar as per your taste. Cook for 5-6 minutes. Garnish and serve.
Lauki Kheer Video Recipe
Lauki Ki Kheer Recipe
lauki Ki Kheer
Lauki Ki Kheer is a simple dessert made using bottle gourd and milk. It can be had for Vrat as well. Here is how to make it.
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 10-12 Almonds Crushed
- 10-12 Cashew nuts Crushed
- 2 cups Lauki/Bottle gourd Grated
- 1 litre Full cream milk
- 10-12 strands Saffron
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder
- Almond and pistachio slivers.
- Heat ghee in a pan.
- Fry almonds and cashew nuts till slightly browned.
Add the grated Lauki and fry for 5-6 minutes on low heat until it is softened.
Add milk in the pan.
Once the milk starts to boil, simmer the heat and let the kheer thicken.
- Add the saffron in the milk and cook on low heat for 20-25 minutes.
- Keep stirring in between.
- Once the kheer has thickened to the desired consistency, add cardamom powder and sugar.
Cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Garnish with almond and pistachio slivers and rose petals.
- Serve hot or chilled.
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