Gil-e-Firdaus | How to make Gil-e-Firdaus

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ByLubna Karim
Created on 26th Jan 2016
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  • By Lubna Karim
    Created on 26th Jan 2016

About Gil-e-Firdaus

A sweet and chilled dessert like this is must when you are having elaborate spicy food.

Gil-e-Firdaus, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Gil-e-Firdaus is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Gil-e-Firdaus has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Lubna Karim is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Gil-e-Firdaus, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Gil-e-Firdaus. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Lubna Karim. The recipe of Gil-e-Firdausis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Gil-e-Firdaus is 30 minute. This recipe of Gil-e-Firdaus is perfect to serve 2. Gil-e-Firdaus is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves2People

Ingredients to make Gil-e-Firdaus

  • ½ lit. Milk
  • ½ cup grated Bottle gourd
  • 2 tbsp. Sago/Sabudana
  • ¼ cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp. Almond paste, Check ‘Notes’
  • ¼ tbsp. Cardamom powder
  • A few strands Saffron
  • ½ tbsp. Green food color
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla essence
  • ½ can Condensed Milk
  • ½ tbsp. Silvered Almonds
  • 2 tbsp. Ghee
  • 1½ cups Water
  • 1 Silver Varq/leaf

How to make Gil-e-Firdaus

  1. Wash and soak sago for 1 hour.
  2. Wash basmati rice with clean water and pat to dry. Spread rice clean muslin cloth for 30-40 minutes under fan. Grind to coarse paste.
  3. In a heavy bottom cooking vessel, add ghee and fry slivered almonds. Once they turn light golden using a slotted spoon remove the almonds on to kitchen tissue and set aside.
  4. In the same ghee add grated bottle gourd and on medium flame fry for 2-3 minutes by turning up and down.
  5. Now add half of milk and 1½ cups of water to bottle gourd. Cook until bottle gourd is soft.
  6. In another thick bottom vessel add remaining milk and cook coarsely ground rice along with sago till done. Take care not to burn this mixture.
  7. Now add condensed milk, cardamom powder, almond paste, vanilla essence and give the mixture good stir. Add above boiled milk and bottle gourd mixture. Stir gently.
  8. Cook on low flame and stir until everything combines together. Now add green food color and stir.
  9. Cook till you get kheer consistency. If the mixture is getting too thick, then you can add ½ cup milk.
  10. Garnish with golden fried slivered almonds and edible silver leaf. Taste best when served chilled.
My Tip: ALMOND PASTE: Soak 10-12 almonds in lukewarm water for one hour and gently peel the skin off. Add these to coffee grinder and grind to smooth paste by adding 1-2 tbsp. of water/milk.

Reviews for Gil-e-Firdaus (2)

Usha Soni6 months ago
i dont like sabudana can i make this dish without sabudana??

tania naira year ago

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