Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lauki Kheer Recipe

Lauki Kheer Recipe
This is a traditional Indian Kheer. Lauki is also called, as bottle gourd (Doodhi) .This Kheer is rich in fiber and easy to cook. This Kheer is not only healthy but also satisfies the sweet tooth.

  • Lauki medium sized 1 no.
  • Low fat milk – 2 cups
  • Skimmed milk powder -2 tbsp
  • Sugar -2 tbsp
  • Corn flour-2 tsp
  • Cardamom powder -1/2 tbsp
  • Chopped cashew nut and raisin
  • Ghee -2 tsp
How to prepare Lauki Kheer
The cooking time is about 20 minutes and preparation time is about 15 minutes. It serves for 4.
Wash the Lauki and peel the skin with a peeler. Grate the Lauki with a grater. The quantity of grated Lauki should a cup. Drain all the water from the grated Lauki using cotton cloth, which is dry. Keep it aside for 2 minutes.

On a pan put the milk; boil it until it reduces to half. Add milk powder and bottle gourd to the milk. Stir it well. Cook it on a low flame for 15 minutes until the bottle gourd is cooked.
Now add sugar and stir it well. Cook it until the sugar dissolves. Add Corn flour and cook it for 2 minutes. Cool it. Add cardamom powder.

For garnishing add ghee in a pan add the copped cashew nut till it turns golden brown in color
and raisin. Add them to the Kheer. Lauki Kheer is ready to serve. It can be served hot or cold.

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