Recipe: If you taste bottle gourd kheer, you will forget all the tastes, note down its recipe!
You must have eaten bottle gourd vegetables many times, but today we have brought for you the recipe for making bottle gourd kheer. Let us know how you can make it.
1 cup grated bottle gourd
4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar (as per taste)
1/4 cup rice
1/4 cup chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron threads (optional)
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 tbsp raisins (optional)
- Wash the rice thoroughly and soak it in water for about 30 minutes.
- Peel the bottle gourd and grate it finely. Squeeze out excess water from the grated bottle gourd.
- Drain the soaked rice and add it to a saucepan with 1 cup milk.
Cook the rice on low to medium flame until it becomes soft and mushy. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. This may take about 15-20 minutes.
-Add the grated bottle gourd to the cooked rice and continue cooking for 5-7 minutes until the bottle gourd becomes soft.
-Add sugar and the remaining 3 cups milk to the mixture.
-Stir well and let it boil on low flame for about 10-15 minutes, so that the kheer becomes thick.
-Add chopped nuts, cardamom powder, and saffron threads (if using). Continue boiling.
Heat ghee in a separate small pan.
-If you are using raisins, add them to hot ghee and fry until they swell. Remove them from the ghee and keep them aside.
-Add ghee to the kheer and stir well.
-Once the kheer reaches your desired consistency and the gourd is cooked well, take it off the flame.
-Let it cool a little before serving. If you wish, you can serve it hot or cold, garnished with fried raisins and additional chopped nuts.