Lauki ki Kheer aka Gheeya or Doodhi ki Kheer is an Indian dessert made from bottle gourd aka Lauki, one of the most hated veggie among kids. Though a wide range of recipes can be made from Lauki but still it is considered to be one of the most boring vegetable by many people and specially kids.
Lauki is very easy to digest as it contains 90% water. It’s an ideal veggie for people suffering from stomach disorders and weight watchers. It is a good source of various minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Folic acid. It is a very good option to make for the upcoming fasting season (Maha Shivratri and Navratri).
Lauki ki Kheer is a creamy, rich, healthy and sweet recipe of Lauki which is very easy to make and super yummy to taste. Also you can enjoy this recipe in fasts also. So next time when you find Lauki in your Refrigerater and you are not getting what to do with it then, do try this once and I am sure you will give it another try.
So let’s start making Lauki ki Kheer. Here is the step by step recipe with pictures.
Bottle Guard (Lauki or Doodhi)- 2 cups (grated and squeezed)
Milk (Full Fat)- 1 liter
Clarified Butter (Ghee)- 1 tablespoon
Sugar- As per your taste
Rose Water- 3-4 drops
Cashew Nuts- 1/4 cup
Almond- 1/4 cup
Raisins- 1.5 tablespoon
Chirongi- 1 teaspoon
1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add grated lauki in it. Mix well and saute over low medium flame for 3-4 minutes.
2. Take out in a plate and keep aside. Now in the same pan take milk and bring it to a boil.
3. Reduce the flame and and stir the milk.
4. Add sauteed lauki in the milk and mix well.
5. Cook the lauki over medium flame for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep scraping the milk residue deposited at the sides of the pan and putting it back into the milk.
6. Add chirongi seeds and mix well.
7. Meanwhile roast the cashew nuts with 1 teaspoon of ghee till they are golden in color.
8. Now chop these roasted cashews along with almonds. I used an electric chopper for this however you can do it manually also. Add these chopped nuts and some raisins in the kheer.
9. Add sugar and mix well. Simmer it for next 3-4 minutes.
10. Lastly add some rose essence and mix well. Turn off the flame and allow the kheer to cool down.
11. Lauki ki Kheer is ready to serve. You can enjoy it hot, warm, lukewarm or even chilled, its upto you. If you want more Lauki aka Bottle guard recipes you can check Lauki ka Halwa and Lauki ke Kofte.