MAKHANE KI KHEER / LOTUS SEEDS ( FOXNUTS ) KHEER

lotus seeds kheer

Today is Vijayadashami the day of victory . Wishing you all a very happy Vijayadashami ..may godess bring you happiness , success and prosperity . Its one of the most important festivals for Indians. I am sure every one are having lot of fun celebrating the festival with family and friends . To add to festive spirit i share today a simple and quick dessert ...the creamy , milky , healthy and extremely delicious " Phool makhane ki kheer / Lotus seeds Kheer ". Phool makhana kheer is often made during navratri fasting or vrat in North India . I too wanted to post this recipe before navaratri so that it could help few . But unfortunately couldn't as past few days i was very busy . Hmm.. better late than never... posting it today . You can relish this yummy makhane ki kheer for any occassion .

lotus seeds

Few years back my dad was posted to Gwalior.During our regular grocery shopping we spotted something similar to popcorn that was white and round with some dark spots. On enquiring, the shopkeeper told that its called as Phool makhana or foxnuts.Now that was very new ingredient to us .Out of curiosity my mom picked a bag of it.Not knowing what to do  the bag lied unused for next few months.Then came Navaratri and we were invited for a pooja in a neighborhood home. There it was the first time we tasted phool makhana kheer. It tasted awesome.We learnt that phool makhana was made commonly during fasting days in North India and many recipes can be made with it. They are also rich in minerals ,calcium and anti oxidants.Since then foxnuts makes frequent visit in my pantry and i make quiet a few dishes from it. I have already posted roasted makhana and today its time for makhane ki kheer .It is very easy yet delicious and healthy kheer recipe that can be enjoyed on regular days as well. You don’t need to be on fasting. Here we go....

Today is Vijayadashami the day of victory . Wishing you all a very happy Vijayadashami ..may godess bring you happiness , success and prosperity . Its one of the most important festivals for Indians. I am sure every one are having lot of fun celebrating the festival with family and friends . To add ...

MAKHANE KI KHEER

Summary

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  • Coursedessert
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving

Ingredients

Makhana or foxnuts
1 cup
Milk
3 cups
Condensed milk ( optional )
3-4 tbsps
Sugar
¼ cup
Ghee
1-2 tsps
Cardamom / Elaichi  Powder
1/2 teaspoon
Nutmeg/ jaikai
a pinch
Few Saffron / kesar
strands
Dry fruits - Cashew,raisins,almonds
as required

Steps

  1. Soak saffron strands in warm milk and keep aside . 
    MAKHANE KI KHEER / LOTUS SEEDS ( FOXNUTS ) KHEER
  2. In kadai / frying pan take a tsp of ghee . Fry cashew,badam n raisins in the ghee till golden brown and keep it aside.
    MAKHANE KI KHEER / LOTUS SEEDS ( FOXNUTS ) KHEER
  3. To the same kadai add one more tsp of ghee and roast makhana nicely till they are crisp .
    MAKHANE KI KHEER / LOTUS SEEDS ( FOXNUTS ) KHEER
  4. Cut 1/2 cup of roasted makhana to pieces and pulse remaining 1/2 cup in mixer. You need not do fine powder . 
    MAKHANE KI KHEER / LOTUS SEEDS ( FOXNUTS ) KHEER
  5. Take milk in a pan and bring it to boil . Keep the flame on sim and boil well so that milk thickens and reduces a bit . Keep stirring in between so that milk doesn't get burnt .
    MAKHANE KI KHEER / LOTUS SEEDS ( FOXNUTS ) KHEER
  6. When milk has started to thicken , add sugar and condensed milk if using . Mix well . 
  7. Now add both pulsed makhana and chopped makhana to the boiling milk . Simmer in low flame for 5-7 mins with regular stirring, kheer will be start becoming more thick now. 
    recipe for lotus seeds kheer
  8. Add cardamom powder,nutmeg, saffron, fried dry fruits and mix well.Simmer for a minute on low heat and switch off. Cover and rest kheer for atleast 5-10 mins so that makhana takes in all the flavours . 
  9. Serve makhana kheer hot / warm / chilled .... i love chilled . Yummm !!!!
    how to do lotus seeds kheer
    lotus seeds kheer
    lotus seeds kheer recipe

NOTE :

  1. Addition of condensed milk ie milkmaid is optional . The kheer will be more creamy and rich if you add it . I add it sometimes .
  2. Don't skip roasting of makhana step . It enhances the flavour .
  3. Add sugar to taste, if you want more sweet then add more sugar.
  4. If you want you can use MTR badam powder for extra taste. Sprinkle it along with elaichi powder.

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Love ~Smitha

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