Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
2.67 from 3 votes

kaddu ki kheer recipe | lauki ki kheer

A hyderabadi special dessert made using milk and lauki along with rich ingredients like cashewnut paste and khoya.
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Indian Desserts
Cuisine: Hyderabadi
Servings: 5 -6
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Asiya


  • 2 litres full cream milk
  • 1 cup bottlegourd/lauki/doodhi peeled and grated
  • 3 tbsp sabudana/sago- soaked for 4-5 hours
  • 3 tbsp basmati rice soaked for 1 hr, drained, dried and coarsely powdered
  • 3 tbsp cashewnut paste 10 -12 cashews blanched and made into paste
  • 50 gms khoya mix it with some milk without lumps
  • 3 tbsp milkmaid/condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar/ as required
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp green food color
  • few drops of vanilla essence optional
  • 3 tbsp blanched dry fruits finely sliced almonds, pistachios, cashews for garnishing


Cook the kaddu:

  • Firstly, in a pan, add grated kaddu/bottlegourd.
  • Into it, add 1 cup water and cook the kaddu until all the water is absorbed and until it gets soft.

Making of kheer:

  • In a separate non stick pan/wok, add milk and bring it to a boil.
  • Stir it for 5-10 minutes on low flame.
  • Add cooked bottlegourd/kaddu into the milk.
  • Stir and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Add soaked sago/sabudana, mix and keep stirring and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add basmati rice flour, mix, keep stirring for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cashewnut paste, mix and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Add milkmaid and mix it well.
  • Add khoya mixed with milk, mix and cook by stirring for few minutes.
  • Add sugar as per requirement, mix and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, green food color, mix well and stir well.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
  • Chill the dessert in refrigerator for few hours.
  • Serve it chilled.
  • While serving add a drop of vanilla essence, mix and serve.
  • Garnish with sliced dry fruits and serve.
  • Watch the video procedure above.


Calories: 350kcal
Like and Follow on Facebook:Like or Follow us on our facebook page @YummyIndianKitchen to receive all the latest posts and videos from this blog....
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELTo watch our recipe videos do SUBSCRIBE! and do not forget to press the bell icon to receive every update!!!
Tried this recipe?Mention @yummyindiankitchen or tag #yummyindiankitchen!