November 15, 2018

Gardudde paays - Sorekayi payasa - White gourd kheer

sorekayi payasa in a serving bowl
Gardudde paays recipe - This is a traditional kheer of Karnataka. White gourd is called as sorekayi in kannada and gardudde in konkani. This kheer is very simple to prepare and quickly gets ready. White gourd doesn't take much time to cook. This kheer or payasa has full of coconut and cardamom flavour. Semolina or rava is used as a thickening agent, otherwise the kheer may turn watery. Instead of rava, rice flour or raw rice paste can also be used.

Gardudde Paays Recipe - Sorekayi Payasa 

sorekayi payasa in a serving bowl
Prep time : 15 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Dessert
Cuisine : Karnataka
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1/2 cup bengal gram / chana dal
  • 2 cups peeled, grated white gourd
  • 1 ½  cup grated coconut
  • 2 cardamoms, powdered
  • 1 ½  cup jaggery
  • 4 tbsp rava / samolina
  • 1/2 tsp ghee
  1. Boil 2 cups of water and cook bengal gram till it turns very soft. Drain excess water and keep it aside.
  2. Fry rava with ghee on a low flame for a few minutes and keep it aside. Grind coconut and Jaggery together with little bit of water and keep it aside. 
  3. Boil a cup of water, add the white gourd. and cook till soft.  Add cooked chana dal and mix well. Further boil it for a minute.
  4. Then add rava and stir continuously to avoid lumps. Add water if required. Cook  it for 4 - 5 minutes.
  5. Then add the coconut and jaggery mixture. Stir continuously while boiling. Add water to get the desired consistency.
  6. Simmer till the kheer becomes thick. Remove from the flame and add cardamom powder. Mix well. Garnish with dry fruits and serve hot or cold.
sorekayi payasa


  1. payasam looks very delicious ...very new to me ..thanks for sharing

  2. Yummy and delicious kheer

  3. lovely and innovative idea of making kheer with white pumpkin.the kheer looks yummy nd tempting.

  4. It's new to me but sounds and looks delicious..

  5. Delicious kheer and enjoyed browsing ur space. Glad to follow u :)


  6. Wow, that looks superb !!!

  7. Yummy yummy kheer..lovely

  8. Delicious kheer, very inviting..

  9. Hi Vidya, new to your blog. this is an amazing space you have created here. love your delicious recipes...
    this payasa is new to me but looks very tempting.

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  11. Yummy payasam,love the addition of white pumpkin.

  12. Wow this sounds so yum.

  13. Paysam is new to me..but looks yummy.

  14. Hy Vidhya,
    very nice click n great recipe..
    following u dear...
    Do drop in mine..:)
    Tasty appetite

  15. This is completely new to me,sounds really good!

  16. Wow...looks fantastic :)


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