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Bottle gourd Kheer Recipe / Sorakkai Payasam

Written By Angela Steffi on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 9:34:00 PM

Sorakkai payasam also known as Bottle gourd Kheer is one of the easiest payasam to make , its both delicious and healthy too. This Payasam is served in functions and during festivals. This payasam is made with 3 main ingredients Bottle gourd, Milk, Sugar and roasted nuts. Because of its simplicity I make this Payasam very often lets say too often.. That simple and easy it is to prepare. So lets see how to make this payasam.





Serving Size           : 4 people

Prep Time              : 10 min

Cooking Time        : 30 minutes


Difficulty:
Quantity Ingredients for Bottle gourd Kheer Recipe
1 medium Bottle gourd (650 gram)
3 cup Milk (750 ml)
1/4 cup Sugar (50 gram)
2 tbsp Ghee
2 tbsp  Cashews
2 tbsp Raisins 
2 tbspAlmonds
3Cardamom 
10 strand Saffron (optinal) 
  

Cooking Method


Step 1) Boil full fat milk and reduce it to half, Keep on low flame and stir it often to prevent burning of milk. Scrape the edges to collect milk fat.

Step 2) Melt ghee in a pan and roast the nuts. Transfer it to a plate and now in the same pan add the grated bottle gourd /  sorakkai and saute it until the raw smell is gone, it takes approximately 5- 6 minutes.Keep it aside.

Step 3) Once the is reduced to half and cardamom powder, saffron strands and then add sugar and mix well. 

Step 4) Now add in the cooked bottle gourd and cook for another 5- 7 minutes. Finally add in the roasted nuts and mix well and that's it.


That' it our Bottle gourd Kheer Recipe / Sorakkai Payasam  is ready to be enjoyed hot or cold. Please give it a try and I can guarantee you that you are gonna love it as I do.

Notes:
  • Serve chill if you wish to make kheer.
  • Once the payasam is cooled or refrigerated  it becomes thick so if required add hot milk to it before serving to get payasam consistency.
  • You can also use Condensed milk to enhance the taste.
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