Makhane ki Kheer

Makhane ki Kheer

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Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a great choice for weight-watchers as it is low in fat.

Makhane ki Kheer recipe - How to make Makhane ki Kheer

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 servings
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1 cup lotus seeds (makhanas)
1 tsp ghee
4 1/2 cups low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
1 tbsp sugar substitute
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

For The Garnish
1 tsp pistachio slivers

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the lotus seeds and sauté on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn crisp.
  2. Remove from the flame and blend the lotus seeds in a mixer to a coarse mixture. Keep aside.
  3. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan, add the sugar substitute and coarsely crushed lotus seeds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the saffron and nutmeg powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with pistachios slivers.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy75 cal
Protein6.4 g
Carbohydrates9.6 g
Fiber0 g
Fat1.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium90 mg
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How to make makhane ki kheer

  1. To make the phool makhane ki kheer recipe, we will first roast the fox nuts. For roasting fox nuts, heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Add the lotus seeds.
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn crisp. This will provide a crunchy texture to the lotus seeds. To check if the makhana has roasted perfectly or no, press between your thumb and index finger, if it breaks easily, it is ready to use.
  4. Remove from the flame, allow it to cool completely and transfer into a mixer jar. You can even reserve around 1/3 cup of whole makhanas and add them to the makhana kheer.
  5. Blend the roasted lotus seeds to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  6. To make makhane ki kheer, pour the full-fat milk and bring to a boil. This would take approximately 8 minutes on a medium flame. Stir in between using a flat spatula so that the milk does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Traditionally, Indian mithai like kheer are made in a thick bottomed pan but a non-stick pan works well. Incase you are using an old non-stick pan or a stainless steel pan, just add 2 tbsp of water to form a protective layer between the pan and milk.
  7. Once the milk comes to a boil, add the sugar substitute. You can add more or less as per the sweetness you prefer.
  8. Add coarsely crushed lotus seeds.
  9. Mix well and cook for 23-25 minutes or till the milk has reduced to hlf, while stirring and scraping from the sides of the pan. 
  10. Add the saffron strands. It provides a beautiful yellow hue to makhana kheer and a rich flavor.
  11. Also, add nutmeg powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Alternatively, you can add cardamom powder to enhance the flavour of fox nut kheer.
  12. Switch off the flame and cool completely. Pour it in serving bowl and you can serve the makhane ki kheer immediately and enjoy it warm or you can refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve chilled. The refrigeration will further thicken the makhane ki kheer.


Makhane ki Kheer
 on 16 May 19 08:09 PM

I have dry roasted the makhanas(forgot to use ghee) and made a coarse mixture. Can I roast the powdered mixture in ghee before making the kheer?
Makhane ki Kheer
 on 12 Oct 18 03:50 PM

How many grams in 1 serving?
Tarla Dalal
12 Oct 18 05:49 PM
   The serving size is not measured in grams. It is the approximate portion a person can eat in a meal.
VN Dalmia
12 Oct 18 06:37 PM
   Ok, thanks, but that may differ from person to person. So how many grams in 5 servings? How many grams does the recipe make? I had 50 grams today. How do I know whether I had half a serving or more or less?
Tarla Dalal
15 Oct 18 09:25 AM
   We don''t weigh the serving portion in grams. The serving size mentioned is based on a portion of the food a person would usually eat in a meal.
Makhane ki Kheer
 on 23 Sep 17 04:40 PM

The recipe was very delicious when served a bit it was garnished with pistachio sliver it gave a good taste and my children were very anxious to have more. Thanks for a lovely recipe.
Tarla Dalal
25 Sep 17 08:51 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Coking !!
Makhane ki Kheer
 on 22 May 15 12:07 PM

Good sweet option if u like makhanas. Nutmeg powder gives a very good flavour.