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Lauki Ki Kheer, Bottle Gourd Pudding - Navratri Special Recipe

Lauki Ki Kheer- Healthy and delicious Bottle gourd and milk pudding
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Desserts/Sweets/Mithai
Cuisine: Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: kheer, lauki ki kheer
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 liter Full fat Milk
  • 400 gms Bottle Gourd / Lauki
  • 1 cup Sugar / Chini
  • 1/3 tsp Cardamom Powder / Elaichi Powder
  • 2 tsp Rose Water / Gulab Jal
  • 2 tbsp Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee
  • 8 Almonds / Badam
  • 10 Pistachio / Pista
  • pinch Saffron / Kesar


  • Boil milk for 10 minutes in a pan on low flame.

  • Peel and remove all the seeds from lauki.Grate it with a fine grater.
  • Squeeze the grated bottle gourd to remove extra moisture(you can use this water to make chapati dough)

  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.Add grated bottle gourd in it and stir fry on medium heat for about 5 minutes 

  • Add milk in the bottle gourd pan.Simmer for about 30 minutes,keep stirring in between.

  • Now add sugar and chopped nuts and simmer for 10 minutes.Switch off the flame and add cardamom powder.

  • When kheer cool down completely then add rose water in it.

  • Garnish with saffron and few chopped nuts.
    Serve chilled or warm