About Makhana Kheer Recipe: Kheer being the most loved Indian dessert is made in Indian homes to celebrate almost every occasion and festivities. Makhana Kheer here, is made from Phool Makhana (popped lotus seed) that has been cultivated in India for centuries and is consumed in many forms. It is one of those food items that you can consume during the fasting period of Navratri. Being an auspicious Hindu festival, Navratri is celebrated across India with much fervor with devotees fasting on all the nine days. However, just because you are fasting you need not shun good food or delicacies exclusively prepared during Navratri.
Ingredients of Makhana Kheer
Popped lotus seeds
1/2 cup cashew nuts
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom
3 cups milk
Sugar (as per taste)
dry fruits, chopped
How to Make Makhana Kheer
1.Roast the seeds and some cashew nuts on a pan with a little ghee and season with rock salt.
2.As soon as it cools, take 3/4th of the mixture and grind it in a blender with some cardamom.
3.In a separate deep pan, bring to boil 2-3 cups of milk.
4.Add sugar, followed by the ground makhana mixture, and stir well.
5.Add the remaining roasted makhana and cashew.
6.Continue stirring until it thickens.
7.The kheer can be served either hot or cold, garnished with chopped dry fruits.
Key Ingredients: Popped lotus seeds, cashew nuts, ghee, Rock salt, cardamom, milk, Sugar (as per taste), dry fruits