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 .
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….