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Lauki Kheer|Bottle gourd pudding

You can have it simple and soothing on a hot day without optional ingredients or surprise your guest by following complete recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Bohra Cuisine, Indian, Pakistani
Keyword bottle gourd kheer, lauki ki kheer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 Serving
Calories 355kcal


  • 1 ½ liter, 6 cups whole milk ( dhoodh)
  • 200 gm,1 cup sugar or more to taste
  • 750 gm bottle gourd 2 medium (lauki, dhudi) shredded
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vegetable oil or ghee
  • 9 cardamom , crushed or ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ cup milk powder optional
  • ½ cup cream optional
  • 12 almond badaam, sliced and fried for garnish


  • In a thick bottomed wide pot, take milk and sugar. Bring milk to boil and then reduce flame to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In another heavy bottomed pan, heat oil and add cardamom. Add shredded bottle gourd and mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. (Don't let it burn, check at intervals and reduce heat as required add little water if needed.)
  • Now add milk powder and cooked bottle gourd to simmering milk. Mix and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely. Add cream and mix well.
  • Chill for two hours in fridge. Garnish with crunchy almonds just before serving.


The kheer taste great simple too, but serving with kulfi chills it and makes it irresistible.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 1mg