Deliciously decadent kheer laced with cardamom and saffron and the goodness of lauki / bottle gourd, that you can feel a little less guilty of indulging in more than one serving.
Servings 4 people
- ½ cup grated lauki / bottle gourd
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 2 tbsp ghee
- ⅓-1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- ½ tsp saffron
- 4-5 pistachios shelled and crushed
- 1 tbsp sliced almonds
Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and add the grated lauki to it. Saute for about 5 minutes till the lauki starts to soften up a little.
Now add the evaporated milk and let it come to a boil. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
Add the sugar to this and mix well to let it dissolve. Add the cardamom and saffron and simmer for a few more minutes.
Remove from heat and garnish with the pistachios and sliced almonds. Serve warm or cold.
Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 321mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 0.5mg