Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking)

Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking)

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Makhane, with their interesting puffed appearance are a favourite with everybody, right from children to adults. While savoury snacks using Makhane are a hot favourite, these lotus seeds also lend themselves beautifully to sweet dishes, such as this Makhane ki Kheer.

Here, roasted and powdered makhane is cooked in milk, till the milk reduces to half. The rich aroma of this milk is further enhanced with intoxicating spices like nutmeg and saffron. This kheer tastes heavenly when served cold.

Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking) recipe - How to make Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 cup lotus seeds (makhana)
2 tbsp ghee
5 cups full-fat milk
3/4 cup sugar
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1/2 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

For The Garnish
1 tbsp pistachio slivers

  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the lotus seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn crisp.
  2. Remove from the flame, allow it to cool and blend in a mixer to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan, add the sugar, mix well and cook on a high flame for 2 minutes or till the sugar dissolves, while stirring continuously.
  4. Reduce the flame to medium, add the coarsely crushed lotus seeds, mix well and cook for 19 minutes or till the milk has reduced to half, while stirring and scraping the sides of the pan occasionally.
  5. Add the saffron and nutmeg powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute.
  6. Switch off the flame and allow to cool completely.
  7. Refrigerate for atleast 1 hour and serve chilled garnished with pistachios.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy495 cal
Protein10.9 g
Carbohydrates48.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat22.8 g
Cholesterol40 mg
Sodium47.5 mg
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Makhane ki Kheer ( Indian Cooking)
 on 26 Jul 16 11:10 PM

Rich and delicious recipe. All my guests loved it too. Thank you Tarla Dalal
Makhane ki Kheer ( Roz ka Khana Recipe)
 on 31 Jul 15 02:34 PM

This kheer was just toooo goood!!!!And the best part is after refrigerating it, it tastes even better as it gets that kheer texture and the makhanas taste just yumm.. I added more makahans as I like the taste of it more in the kheer..
Makhane ki Kheer ( Roz ka Khana Recipe)
 on 02 Mar 13 01:20 PM

Makhane ki Kheer
 on 06 Nov 10 05:31 PM

When to add the sugar? No mention of this in the recipe.
Tarla Dalal
18 Aug 15 03:27 PM
   Thank you for your mail.. Sorry for the error from our side, we have rectified the recipe, do try it and let us know how it turned out.. Happy Cooking !!!