June 27, 2011

Lauki Kheer - Sorakkai Payasam

Blogging marathon is pushing my limits. The recipes I post as part this edition of marathon is prepared the day it is posted except the first recipe.  And today I decided to make kheer using bottle gourd and planned it for dessert post dinner. One or the other things came by and it was time for dinner. I cook all three meals separately. Most of the days I start my cooking for dinner around 8:00 and it will be ready on the table by 8:30 p.m, our dinner time. I started the kheer post dinner and it got done in 20 minutes. 



You need

Grated bottle gourd - 1 cup, tightly packed
Milk - half litre
Ghee - 1 tblspn + 2 tspn
Sugar - 1/3 cup (increase to 1/2 cup if you want it very sweet)
Cashew & Raisins - 1 tblspn


Method

Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a kadai or thick bottomed vessel. Add the grated bottle gourd. Saute till the raw smell disappears. Add the milk and continue to cook till the bottle gourd absorbs the flavor of milk.  Add sugar. Let it dissolve and let it simmer for few minutes till it thickens to the desired consistency.

Heat 2 teaspoon of ghee in another kadai. Add cashews to it. When cashews start browning, add raisins. Add the roasted cashews and raisins to the kheer. Serve warm or cold as desired. Since the weather is cold here, we had it warm. 



Do check out what my fellow marathoners are cooking for BM#6



28 comments:

  1. very innovative and looks yummy

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  2. Kheer with lauki is very new to me....It looks very tempting...

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  3. That was very fast, AArthi and Reshmi. Thanks girls.

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  4. Wow..look so yummy with lauki..great idea Jayasree.

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  5. this dish has been made famous by Rakhi Sawant...:-)
    you made it so beautifully....love this dish.

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  6. Love this ~ looks so tasty, wish I could grab one bowl :)
    US Masala

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  7. We also loved the kheer I made sometime last month!

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  8. wow..looks so perfect and tempting , that I feel like grabbing it from the pic....yum yum

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  9. Very tempting Payasam jayashree...pls pass the bowl:)

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  10. Very yummy and comforting looking kheer Jayashree.Wonderful preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. looks grt...sure it must have tasted yum too..

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  12. Interesting way of using lauki.

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  13. healthy kheer ! good way to use up lauki too !!
    Cheers
    Kalyani
    Event: One Pot Meals

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  14. good one..looks yumm..I made this once in the microwave..should try your version..

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  15. Yummy and delicious Kheer...

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  16. So creamy and very tempting payasam..feel like finishing that whole bowl.

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  17. That should taste great,nice idea,looks exotic!

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  18. Healthy and delicious kheer. You are one super woman, I can never make 3 meals in a day, pushing out 2 is a big achievement.

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  19. I have not eaten this kheer in a long time... Kheer looks delicious!

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  20. Yummmyy delicious looking payasam

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  21. Jayasree so wonderful that you manage to do the BM so well!..kheer looks so inviting

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  22. Lovely kheer. I am graet fan of lauki halwa too.

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