Monday, January 30, 2012

Lauki ki Kheer


Yesterday my lil one turned 2. Time has just flown by. I still remember the day, my younger one, came into our lives. She came into this world on Jan 29th 2010 at 3:00 am. And since then, till today, there has not been a single day that she hasn’t woken up at around 3.00 am. I don’t know what kind of coincidence it is! But somehow she just wakes up at around that time cries for a few minutes and then back to sleep.

Apart from that, obviously, she keeps me busy the whole day, except for the 2 hours she sleeps in the afternoon and that’s time I get to do some blogging. In one of my older posts I had mentioned how she had just started talking, and now she talks continuously. Her interests have also changed, earlier, she was not interested in anything that came on T.V. rather would run around the house doing some mischief or the other, but now, she is very attentive and grasps all the catchy commercials and tamil numbers, her favorite being Kolaveri and Chammak Challo!

So yesterday, for her birthday, we ordered a cake and I prepared this Kheer. It was just a family affair. I prepared this kheer for the first time and it was liked by all. Both my kids, who generally don’t like kheers, were asking for more. What more do I want!



Serves: 5

What you’ll need

  1. Milk – 1 litre ( 5 cups)
  2. Grated Bottlegourd/ Lauki – 3 cups
  3. Sweetened Condensed Milk – ¼ cup
  4. Sugar – ¼ to ½ cup (adjust according to taste)
  5. Green Cardamom/ elaichi – 4
  6. Ghee – 1tbsp

Method

  1. Pour the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and bring it to a boil.
  2. Once the milk starts boiling, let it simmer for about 10 minutes or till the milk has reduced by 1/4th. Keep stirring in between.
  3. Wash, peel and deseed the bottlegourd. Grate it. Squeeze out the excess water from the gourd.
  4. Heat another Kadai with ghee. Add the grated bottle gourd and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Once the milk has reduced, add the condensed milk and mix well.
  6. Now add the sautéed gourd to the milk and let it simmer for another 5 to 8 minutes.
  7. Next add the sugar, mix well and cook for another 7 to 8 minutes.
  8. Coarsely powder the cardamom and add it.
  9. That’s it, yummy Lauki ki kheer is ready.



Serve it warm or cold.

Note:
You could fry cashews and raisins in a little ghee and add for extra garnish.

Linking this to Veggie/Fruit of the month – Bottlegourd hosted by Raji

And to ABC Series – Desserts, hosted by Ramya
And to Cook Eat Delicious hosted by Suma  

35 comments:

Chandrani said...

Kheer looks yummy and delicious...

Ramya said...

happy birthday to your little one...yummy kheer..ive never made kheer with lauki. thanks for linking with my event

Prathima Rao said...

Happy bday to ur lil one!!! And this is one creamy & mouthwatering kheer!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Raji said...

Happy Birthday to your little angel Kaveri...this is one superb kheer..I have never had kheer with bottlegourd, and I will make this soon. Thanks for your lovely entry.

faseela said...

Happy Bday to your little angel, really we enjoy during the tiome they start talking, the way they speak, memorable time it will be.....superb kheer kaveri

Vimitha Anand said...

Happy birthday to ur sweetheart. Kheer looks so creamy.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little one Kaveri :) My younger doll is also 2 yrs and I can feel each and every words you have written. Kheer looks delicious...

Radhika said...

Belated birthday wishes to your kiddo Kaveri. Superb looking kheer and feel like having it right away.

ANU said...

wow v different,healthy and yummy!

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks yum and tempting kheer .......

Hema said...

Delicious kheer, yum,yum..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds very delicious,never tasted before...wish I have some now ;)

Mélange said...

That's a truly innovative version of usual payasam.Nice presentation Kaveri..Yummy!

Priya said...

Belated birthday wishes to ur lil one Kaveri, kheer with lauki looks super creamy and rich.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Kheer looks yummy...New to me..Belated B'day wishes to ur lil one...

maha said...

Nice presentation Kaveri..kheer looks Yummy!Belated B'day wishes to ur lil one.have a great day..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Amazing looking kheer. Simply droolworthy.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Archana said...

Happy birthday to your younger one.Lots of hugs and kisses. Kheer is yummy. Was my fathers birthday too yesterday I made a kheer which I will feed him virtually.(yet to write the post and download the pics).

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Belated birthday wishes to ur sweet lil one...sounds new to me looks delicious and tempting dear...will try it for sure..

Hyma said...

lovely kheer...so many uses to Lauki....simply amazing creation...best wishes to ur daughter as well!

schmetterlingwords said...

This indeed looks very delicious!! I love any condensed milk preparation. With bottle gourd, this is lil' different. Sure to try. And, many more happy returns of the day to your lil' angel!! :)

Sobha Shyam said...

Happy B'day to ur lil one :) Hugs to her :)...i too blog during my son's afternoon naps..get some time to relax then :) lovely kheer and it looks so yummy dear :)

Suja Manoj said...

Must try this,healthy and yummy

Julie said...

Innovative n delicious kheer, yummy!!
Belated birthday wishes to ur little one:-))

sangee vijay said...

very innovative and delicious looking kheer...neatly presented!!

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Alpana said...

Very yummy kheer......will try soon.

divya said...

simply superb...i'm drooling over here.

Sravs said...

Nice unique kheer !! looks superb !!

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Neha said...

Birthday wishes to your little princess...Kheer looks wonderful...

Farah said...

lovely recipe kaveri! ...even I have a one n a half year old daughter...gosh!!!! dont we just get so happy when they are sleeping?? peace!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

this is soo mouthwatering!

jeyashrisuresh said...

Wish your daughter a very happy birthday. Kheer sounds yummy and looks perfect

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Belated birthday wishes to your Daughter. Kheer looks so yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

My belated wishes to the little one. Thanks for linking such a delicious dessert to CEDD event.

Nupur said...

Hi Kaveri .. Just wandered to your space through some other Blog.. Lovely recipe collection you have posted.

Glad to be your newest follower, would hop over again ;)

Love
Nupur
UK Rasoi

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