Gil -E-Firdaus/Hyderabadi Gil e Firdaus Recipe

gil e firdaus recipe
Gil -E -Firdaus is Hyderabad's famous kheer/dessert .Gil E Firdaus means clay of paradise...A Sweet made from bottle gourd/lauki/dudhi rice and milk,dry fruits and khoya .Its a very delicious dessert which can be enjoyed cold or warm.Usually served in earthern pots in most of Hyderabad weddings and festive occasions
The best way to feed bottle gourd to your kids .I have not added any artificial colour here.After trying and posting the famous mirchi ka salan from Hyderabad which was a super hit post in the blog. I thought of sharing some more recipes from the famous Hyderabad cuisine.Saty tune for much more exciting recipes in the blog soon..For now let's enjoy this delicious dessert . Do try this amazingly rich and delicious dessert .Your family will definitely love it..
gil e firdaus recipe
1 litre milk
1 cup grated lauki/dudhi
5 tbsp basmati rice
Evaporated milk tin/100 gms khoya/mawa
5 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ghee
6 to 7 green cardamom crushed
1 tbsp rose water
15 almonds chopped
10 pistachio chopped


  • Soak the basmati rice for 20 to 30 minutes,drain it and grind it in a mixer,we don't need a paste just a coarse kind of texture.
  • Heat a pan add ghee ,then add the grated lauki and saute for 4 minutes over medium flame until the moisture evaporates.
  • Add milk and bring to a nice boil
  • Add the crushed rice and keep stirring continuously to avoid any lumps
  • Add evaporated milk /khoya (evaporated milk solids)
  • Cook well over medium flame until the rice is cooked.
  • Add sugar ,cardamom powder and chopped nuts.
  • Once the kheer reaches medium thick consistency add rose water
  • Switch the flame off
  • Serve warm or chilled
  • If serving in earthen pots pour the kheer when it comes to room temperature ,chill it and then serve.

rice lauki /bottlegourd payasam
I have added half tin ,around 200 gm evaporated milk instead of khoya/mawa
I have not used sago to thicken this ,usually sago /sabudana is added to thicken this kheer ,you can add about 3 tbsp soaked sago along with rice while cooking.
Keep stiiring the kheer and cook it on med /low flame .
Rose essence can be added ,just use few drops after mixing sugar.
You can also add a pinch of green food colour to this dessert .
The sweetness was perfect for us ,feel free to adjust it according to your tastebuds

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  1. This Hyderabad sweet dish is tempting, this is a new recipe for me. we make halwa with dudhi.

  2. wow..looks super delicious n yummy!!

  3. OMG! This sweet treat is tantalising. I love how you have presented it as well.

  4. I have heard of this but never thought it was really simple to make... the pictures look really good... beautiful presentation...