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Lauki Kheer

Lauki Kheer

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 275kcal
Author Manju


  • 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