Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bottle Gourd Pudding

Ritu served some chilled kheer after a lovely wholesome dinner.It tasted heavenly.I finished the entire bowl of it trying to figure out what kheer it was. After a round of guessing game, Ritu told it was Ghiye (Bottle Gourd) ka kheer. I could have never imagined it had she not spelled it out.
This Kheer is her mom's signature dessert recipe ! Can't imagine how our moms' cook so well.
Later I asked her to share this recipe for my 'guest recipe corner'. Frankly, I tricked her to prepare this lip smacking dessert again. And no prizes for guessing why :-)
Next time when you are preparing kheer, give this a try. You will absolutely fall in love with it.
Preparation Time - 1.5 hours
Serves - 4
Ghia - 1 medium size
Full Cream Milk at room temperature - 8 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom - 3
Saffron - 1 pinch
For Garnishing
Chopped Almonds and Cashew Nuts - 1/3 cup
Whole Almonds - few
Rose Petals (optional)
Ghee for frying
Method of Preparation
1 Peel off the skin of the bottle gourd and grate it.
2 Heat ghee in heavy bottom pan, add grated Bottle gourd and fry on medium heat
till it is soft and turns slight brown in colour .
3 Take 8 cups of milk in a deep pan and allow it to boil on medium heat. Keep stirring intermittently.
4 Keep on stirring till the milk reduced to half of the original quantity.
5 Add the fried bottle gourd to this reduced milk.
6 Add sugar now and cook for another 5 minutes.
7 Turn off the heat and add cardamom powder and saffron.
8 Garnish with almonds, cardamom powder and rose petals.
Serving Tips
Serve chilled.
Other Names
Ghiya ka Kheer - Bottle Gourd Pudding,Ghia - Bottle Gourd/white gourd/calabash gourd/lauki/doodhi, Cardamom - Elaichi, Saffron - Keshar, Ghee - Clarified Butter

Sending this to Indian Khana - Festive Food


srividhya Ravikumar said...

surely very new recipe....looks delicious..gonna try soon..

Babli said...

Absolutely new and innovative recipe. Pudding looks yummy and tempting. Shall try your lovely recipe.

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

I've had this once before and absolutely loved it..This looks very tempting !!


New to me but it looks so yummy dear...

Priya said...

Omg, wat a fabulous looking, droolworthy pudding..

Prathibha said...

Looks really yummy...Nice n healthy pudding

Jay said...

Elegant n outstanding pudding...I must spend some time to go thro all the delicious archieves too...

aipi said...

Bottle gourd pudding looks super duper your presentation!!

Kairali sisters said...

We have only heard about this dessert. Looks so so good Satrupa..Love the decor..

We love you too for the support that you give us ALWAYS.....

Happy blogging...

Satya said...

wow what delicious kheer ,never tried this healthy n yummy dessert ...very tempting presentation dear ...thanks for sharing


Satrupa said...

Thank you everybody .... your comments mean the world to me. It is ever encouraging and keeps my cooking spirits up !

Thanks to Ritu for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,

Ritu said...

Thanx Satrupa for the Great click!! It looks so tantalizing!!

Himani said...

@ Ritu: U growing hands on cooking gurrrl. Keep up d spirit.

ratna priya said...

good food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Khushbu said...

I have tested this, this is very yammy, thanks for sharing recipe.

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