Laucki Kheer


Laucki Kheer

Laucki Kheer (Bottle Gourd Pudding)

Lauki Kheer is a healthy and very refreshing dessert made with bottle gourd.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 medium size bottle gourd (loki, doodhi, ghyia)
  • 1 tbsp butter or ghee
  • 5 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp coarsely ground cardamom powder


  • Lightly peel the bottle gourd leaving shades of light green.
  • Cut it half length wise and take out the seeds from center of the bottle gourd.
  • Shred the bottle gourd and squeeze-out the water. After squeezing the water, shredded bottle gourd should be about 3 cups.
  • Heat butter in frying pan on medium high heat as it melts add the shredded bottle gourd and stir-fry for about 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the stir-fry bottle gourd in to the bowl.
  • Boil the milk in wide frying pan on medium high heat. Cook until the milk is reduced to about four cups. Stir often to ensure the milk does not burn in the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the stir-fry bottle gourd to the milk and cook for another 10 minutes until the milk is creamy again make sure you stir the kheer often to ensure the milk does not burn in the bottom of the pan.
  • Next reduce the heat to medium and add the sugar and cardamom powder. Cook for another about 2 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • kheer is ready this can be served warm, at room temperature or cold.


Serving Suggestion
Lauki Kheer tastes the best when it is served very chilled just when it start forming ice crystal.
Keyword Kheer, Laucki Kheer
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26 thoughts on “Laucki Kheer

  1. Hi Manjula Aunty,
    I am a big fan of yours!
    I have 2 ques reg Lauki kheer:
    1. Can I use fat-free milk or do i hv to use 2% /whole milk? Does it take longer to cook with fat-free milk?
    2. How does recipe change if i want to make lauki halwa?

  2. Hi Aunty ji…. I had tried rice pudding….. but when i tried Laucki Kheer its very delicious & great. I really like it very much no words to explain really good thank you for this recipe. Your recipes are very yummy…..!

    Thank you….

  3. Hello Aunty. i have tried this recipe and it is delicious. Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. Can you please post punjabi pinni recipe as i am searching for pinni recipe for a long time. I will Appreciate that. May god bless you and your family

  4. Aunty ji….i had only made rice kheer n sevaiyaan ki kheer…..this kheer looks absolutely yummy n the plus point is that it’s healthy…i will try it very soon….just one request…could u add more healthy low cal desserts n snacks(non fried)


  5. thank you aunty ji….

    i have been a regular visitor of ur site from 1 month from now, u have insipired me to cook and the effort u have put in ur vides was a great help to me.

    thanks a lot.

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