Delicious Makhana Kheer for Fasting Days and Festivals

Makhana Kheer
Makhana Kheer for Fasting Days and Festivals

This is a Recipe for making at home tasty and delicious Phool Makhana Ki Kheer, especially for the days of Fasting or during Festivals.

Makhana is popularly called as Lotus seeds or fox nuts in the Hindi language. This recipe is very easy to prepare and it is a delicious and healthy Kheer. While preparing the Makhana Kheer you can use either Whole Milk or Low Fat Milk. You can use the Jaggery instead of Sugar.

This type of Kheer is very popular in North India and it is especially prepared during festivals or fasting days.

You can serve Makahana Kheer after food as Dessert or as a meal during the fasting days. Makhana is a very Nutritious nut which contains Proteins, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Sodium, Vitamin B1 and some other minerals and vitamins that are good for the overall health and nutrition of the body, especially for growing kids. These little nuts are said to be the power house of nutrition and are also useful for weight loss.

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 4 Persons

1 Liter Whole Milk
1 ½ Cup Makhana
1 Tea spoon Ghee
15 Almonds
1 Tea spoon Cardamom Powder
¼ Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoon Raisins

 Makhana Kheer
Makhana Kheer for Fasting Days and Festivals

Preparation: First boil the Milk and keep it aside for cooling. Cut the Makhana into 3-4 pieces and then grind them in a mixer.

In a thick Kadai, heat the Ghee and then add grounded Makhana and roast for 2-3 minutes or until the colour changes into light brown.

Then add the boiled Milk and boil the mixture for 10-15 minutes on a slow flame or until the mixer become slightly thick.

After the mixer become thick, add the Sugar and mix it well and then boil the mixture for 2-3 minutes on slow flame. Then switch off the flame and remove the Kadai from flame and keep it aside for cooling.

Then add the Cardamom Powder, Almonds and Raisins, mix it well and keep it in the Refrigerator for 2-3 hours for cooling.

Serve the Makhana Kheer chilled.

The Marathi language version of this Makhana Kheer recipe can be seen here – Popular North Indian Makhana Kheer

By Sujata Nerurkar

I am an Expert Indian Chef, Food Columnist and Adviser. I write on food and recipes on my site and conduct cooking, candle making, chocolate making, dry cleaning, decoration and other art classes. The recipes and food themes given by me are unique and original and appear regularly in numerous reputed periodicals, newspapers and magazines.

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