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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.
2.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours
Course Indian Desserts
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 5 -6
Calories 350 kcal


  • 2 litres full cream milk
  • 1 cup bottlegourd/lauki/doodhi peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoon sabudana/sago- soaked for 4-5 hours
  • 3 tablespoon basmati rice soaked for 1 hr, drained, dried and coarsely powdered
  • 3 tablespoon cashewnut paste 10 -12 cashews blanched and made into paste
  • 50 gms khoya mix it with some milk without lumps
  • 3 tablespoon milkmaid/condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar/ as required
  • ¾ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon green food color
  • few drops of vanilla essence optional
  • 3 tablespoon 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.


Nutrition Facts
kaddu ki kheer recipe | lauki ki kheer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.