Makhana ki Kheer

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Makhana kheer is a creamy Indian pudding made using puffed lotus seeds (phool makhana), milk, sugar, and dry-fruits. It is a delicious dessert which can be served on any occasion especially for vrat or fasting days.

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 15 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 20 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories: kcal Best Season:Available



  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add in cashew nuts and almond and cook for around 4-5 minutes or until it turns golden brown in colour. Remove from flame and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan. Add makhana and roast until it absorbs all the ghee or golden brown.
  3. Divide the makhana in two parts. Crush half the quantity of makhana and reserve the rest. keep them aside.
  4. Boil the milk then turn the flame to medium low.
  5. now add milk powder, saffron, roasted dry fruits. and cardamom powder.
  6. Add the crushed part to the milk, followed by the whole makhana.
  7. Keep stirring the milk constantly. When the makhana has turned soft, add sugar. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  8. Serve the makhana kheer hot or chilled.

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