Lauki Ki Kheer

Lauki or bottle gourd is one of the most versatile vegetables. You can use it to make snacks, dry or gravy dishes and even sweets. This kheer comes together quickly and is delicious. What’s more, it’s one of the easiest ways to get children to eat lauki!


  • 1 cup finely grated lauki
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 4 almonds, sliced
  • 10 raisins
  • 1 tablespoon ghee


  • In a wok, heat the ghee and add the lauki. Sauté for 5 minutes till it looks done.
  • Add the milk and keep mixing it as it boils and reduces. Then add the condensed milk.
  • Take a tablespoon of hot milk and add the saffron to it. Mix this into the boiling kheer.
  • Once the milk has reduced, add the cardamom powder and pour the kheer into a serving dish.
  • Garnish with nuts and raisins and refrigerate for a few hours. Serve it chilled.

Rakshita Dwivedi is an entrepreneur who runs Recipe Dabba, which empowers kids with healthy food choices and uses cooking as a gender agnostic life skill. She has won many awards including the Orange Flower Award, Women Disruptors Award, Homepreneur Award and Web Wonder Women awarded by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. For more recipes, follow her on Instagram @recipe_dabba

REFLECTION: Gourds Are Good!

Name 5 vegetables from the gourd family.


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