Makhana Kheer

Lotus seeds / Makhana / Phool Makhana are great sources of micronutrients, calcium and proteins. They are low in cholesterol and saturated fat. The high nutrient content of makhana makes them a good snacking option. And everyone craves for a dessert. Why not make a healthy one?

Ingredients

  • 4 cups full fat milk 
  • 1 cup Makhana seeds
  • 1 cup sugar ( can increase or decrease according to preference)
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts ( cashews, almonds, chironji seeds, raisins)
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee

Cooking Instructions

  • Add milk to a pan and bring it to boil. Keep boiling till it has reduced to half. Stir in intervals to avoid scorching at the bottom. 
  • Meanwhile heat a pan and add 2tbsp of ghee. Add the mixed nuts and shallow fry them till golden brown. Take care not to burn them. Set them aside. 
  • In the same pan add the makhanas and fry them in medium heat till they become crispy.
  • Take half of the makhanas and grind them coarsely in a blender.
  • Once the milk has reduced to half add the fried makhanas and ground makhanas to the milk. 
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and cook for 10 mins in low flame. 
  • Add the fried nuts and mix well.
  • Serve warm or chilled.

Cooking Instructions with step by step pictures

Add milk to a pan and bring it to boil. Keep boiling till it has reduced to half. Stir in intervals to avoid scorching at the bottom. 

Meanwhile heat a pan and add 2tbsp of ghee. Add the mixed nuts and shallow fry them till golden brown. Take care not to burn them. Set them aside. 

In the same pan add the makhanas and fry them in medium heat till they become crispy.

Take half of the makhanas and grind them coarsely in a blender.

Once the milk has reduced to half add the fried makhanas and ground makhanas to the milk. 

Add sugar and cardamom powder.

Cook for 10 mins in low flame. 

Add the fried nuts and mix well.

Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe Notes

  • Makhanas take approximately 5 mins in low flame to become crispy.
  • White sugar can be substituted with jaggery or brown sugar.
  • Nuts and dried fruits can be added based on the preference.
  • A pinch of saffron can also be added.

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