Makhane ki kheer or phool makhane ki kheer recipeTweet
Makhana, phool makhane or lotus seeds are full of nutrients and are a good source of protein, calcium and iron. For making this delicius kheer, makhane is lightly roasted in ghee and cooked in milk till the milk is reduced to half and then garnished with cashewnuts and raisnis. This kheer is further enhanced by adding few saffron strings which gives a heavenly taste. Makhana also called foxnuts are also very nutritious to eat. Makhane kheer is a very popular dessert prepared especially during Navratri festival and had as a fasting food during vrat days.
Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Servings : 2-3 persons
North Indian cuisine
Makhane/phool makhana – 1 cup
Milk – 500 ml or half a litre
Ghee – 4 tablespoons
Sugar – 4 tablespoons or as required
Green cardamoms – 4 to 5 pods
Saffron strings – 10
Cashewnuts – 1 tablespoon
Raisins – 10-12
HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE MAKHANE KI KHEER RECIPE
Heat ghee in a pan on a medium flame. Add cashewnuts and roast till they become golden brown. Add raisins and saute till they puff up. Remove them in a plate and set aside.
To the same pan, add makhane or lotus seeds and saute on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes. They should become little crispy and light brown. Switch off the flame and set aside. Allow it to cool down. Grind the cardamom seeds and half of the roasted makhane to a fine powder. Keep it aside. This powder helps to thicken the kheer.
Heat milk in a pan or vessel on a medium heat and bring it to a simmer. Once fully boiled, keep stirring occasionally and reduce it to a low flame. Add sugar and saffron strings. Mix well. Cook on a medium flame till the sugar is fully dissolved, while stirring continuously.
Add powdered makhane and the other half of the roasted makhana and mix well. Simmer on a medium flame for 7-8 minutes till the milk is thickened and makhane softens a bit.
Lastly add the roasted cashewnuts and raisins. Stir and simmer for a minute. Switch off the flame.
Serve makhane ki kheer hot, warm or chilled as desired.