Bottle Gourd Pudding “Lauki ki Kheer” Recipe:
Taking a detour from the traditional Indian rice kheer, I decided to satiate my Nani’s (maternal grandma who was coning over for a tea) sweet palate with rich and creamy Lauki ki kheer (Bottle Gourd Pudding) instead. I was obviously anxious for I was about to serve my dish to someone who has been a master of the art of Indian cooking for many decades. She is also my teacher in a way for its she who passed her culinary skills to my mother before it was finally conferred upon me. So it was quite a challenge, but I was pretty excited to accept it as it was the true test of my skills,or if at all i have it. The result however was quite satisfying as it was well received with appreciation, she’d have preferred it to be a little sweeter I know but then she’s too ‘sweet ‘(pun intended) to complain. That’s has always been the tricky part for me , I like the sweetness to be only mildly balanced which may be in contrast to other palates. So whenever you feel that I am adding too less a sugar to any recipe, do adjust it to suit your preference.