This Indian pudding dish known as Lauki Ki Kheer offers an aromatic and hearty variation on popular desserts thanks to its name ingredient the bottle gourd, also known as Lauki or Doodhi. Lifestyle blog Whisk Affair instructs on how to make the deliciously aromatic pudding at home.
The recipe begins with a bottle gourd that is cooked along with fried almonds, cashews and clarified butter known as ghee. Heavy cream is then added to thicken the mixture to a custard consistency before adding spices such as saffron, cardamom, sugar, pistachios and rose petals. The dish boasts sweet and savory flavors combined in an decadent dessert item.
While this pudding does include sugar and cream, it has a much more fragrant and aromatic taste thanks to the inclusion of rich spices and nuts.