Goan Style Bottle Gourd Kheer or “Kokondudhi kheer” is a yummy kheer made with bottle gourd, jaggery and coconut milk. In Goa bottle gourd is known as “kokondudhi”, also known as lauki in Hindi. This kheer is normally cooked with sago or sabudana traditionally. But we cooked it without sabudana this time. You can serve this kheer either hot or chilled. It tastes good in any way.
This Goan Style Bottle Gourd Kheer can be made for any religious occasion like festivals or when you have “poojas” at home. Consumption of bottle gourd is aids in weight loss as it is rich in fibre. It has no fat and has very less calories. It is also loaded with vitamins which is good for health. Bottle gourd is loaded with anti oxidants and is good for maintaining overall health.
Ingredients: Prep. Time: 1 hour, Serves: 6
1 medium sized bottle gourd / 2 cups bottle gourd, sliced in 2 cm thin pieces
2 cups grated coconut
1 cup jaggery, grated
3 cups water
2 cardamom pods, peeled and crushed
Salt to taste
Extract coconut milk –
Grind the grated coconut by adding 1 and 1/2 cup water.
Using a sieve, extract coconut milk.
Take a deep bottom pan and boil the bottle gourd and jaggery in 1/2 cup water till they soften.
Keep stirring continuously and keep it aside.
Add coconut milk to boiled bottle gourd and mix.
Add salt, crushed cardamom and mix well.
Switch off the gas.
You can serve this chilled too.
You can also try Sabudana Kheer recipe.