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Monday, November 11, 2013

Gil - E - Firdaus


Going by the name, I was somewhat expecting a Mughlai dish when I came across this recipe in a Sanjeev Kapoor's cookbook. However it turned out to be the chef's signature dish, served in his own restaurant. The unusual combo of ingredients that went into this kheer sounded interesting and I had noted it down to try later. Today seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it for the theme "Sweet dishes using Vegetables" during this BM and I was glad to try this yummy kheer.

Ingredients: (4 servings)
1 - 2 tbsp ghee
3/4 cup peeled & grated bottle gourd / lauki
2 tbsp rice rava / coarsely ground rice
3 cups full fat milk
1/4 cup grated khoya / mawa
4 - 6 Tbsp sugar 
Few drops of rosewater
Sliced almonds to garnish

Method:
* Lightly toast rice rava, remove from heat and keep it aside.
* Heat ghee in a pan and add lauki. Saute on low flame for about 5 minutes. Next add milk and cook until it starts to soften. 
* Next add rice rava and cook until it is done.
* Stir in grated khoya and sugar to the milk mixture. Simmer until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
* Stir in few drops of rosewater and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
* Serve chilled.

This is going to be my contribution to "Sweet Dishes using Vegetables". Check what other marathoners are cooking at BM #34.

Comments

20 comments:

Lubna Karim said...

This is mostly made during weddings in Hyderabad....one of my favorite dessert....my version is quite different from the one you made...would love trying this out....looks yum and rich....

nandoos Kitchen said...

Very yummy. Perfectly made.

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Sounds interesting ....

Manjula Bharath said...

wow great to learn a signature dish of master chef sanjeev kapoor :) looks so yummy dear :)

Hari Chandana said...

Very rich and creamy dessert.. thanks for sharing!!

Lubna Karim said...

Different from the one which I make at home....looks yum...

Srivalli said...

The name is quite a tongue twister!..and kheer sounds good when doesn't eat this vegetable..very nice one Suma..

Sapana Behl said...

Sounds very rich and elegant ! Superb...

Priya Suresh said...

Name itself is very interesting, wish i get that whole glass rite now..Delicious kheer.

Corporate to Kitchen said...

Thats an interesting name & sounds really nice. Its also amazing to know that there is vegetable in that dish. Looks lovely

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious and creamy looking kheer..nice click.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

New recipe and looks tasty

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow this is such a whole some rich Kheer...super...super.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I know of sorrakaya halwa and payasam..but the combo of khoya, sorrakaya and rice rava sounds very interesting and yumm. Shall try it out soon!

Rajani S said...

A totally new recipe for me Suma! Looks creamy and nice.

Priya Srinivasan said...

The name is so shahi suma!!!! Looks very rich n inviting!!! :)

Pavani N said...

That sure is a very interesting dish with unusual ingredient combination and fancy name. Looks creamy & delicious.

sushma said...

Looks yummy. MUst try recipe

Padma Rekha said...

One of my favorite kheer in Hyderabadi cuisine looks so delicious..

Chef Mireille said...

I've seenmany versions of kheer with lauki - I'll have to try it soon - looks delicious