Makhane Ka Kheer

Thanks to the blogosphere, I have been introduced to this wonder seed (if I may say so). Apparently it is very popular in the northern part of India. Upon googling, I came to know that it is a very healthy food to be included in our diet. 

Also it is very popular as part of Vrat Ka Khana. In certain communities, Makhana cooked with some specifications is acceptable during fasting days. This kheer is just the recipe suitable for consumption during the fasting days. At the same time it is a delectable kheer fit for festivals / parties thereby part of BM #34 for day 3 week 4.

We were excited to try this kheer for the first time. My older one did try it and said she liked it but needs to get used to the texture. She asked me to make it once more so she can better appreciate it! 

Sending this to Srivalli's 'Kid's Delight - Festival Sweets' hosted by Sowmya as well.

Ingredients - 

Phool Makhana / Lotus Seeds / Fox Nuts 1/2 cup
Milk 2 cups
Sugar 4 Tbsp 
Nutmeg Powder 1/ tsp
Saffron few strands in a spoonful of milk
Almonds, crushed 4-5
Ghee 1 tsp

Makhane Ka Kheer

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated non stick pan, add a teaspoon of ghee and roast the makhana for 4-5 minutes. Remove from fire and break them into smaller pieces.

Meanwhile boil the milk and add the roasted makhana. Boil for a couple more minutes. 

Add sugar, nutmeg,saffron infused milk and crushed almonds.

Let it simmer for a few more minutes. (Optionally the milk can be stirred and reduced further for a richer texture. But I removed it after 5 minutes)

Remove from fire and chill it before serving.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 34.

Preparation Time 25 min
Makes 2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, November 26, 2013


  1. I was also introduced to this seed thru blogosphere. I made a curry with the seeds and it did not turn out that good. I still have some makhane at home and I will probably try this kheer with it.

  2. Makhanas kheer is one of the richest kheers and this one looks so the use of nutmeg.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. Lovely kheer.. looks great!!

  5. One of my fav kheer in fasting ..looks super yummy !

  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. Never cooked wit this although it's easily available where I live.. Ur kheer katoris are tempting Harini.. Use of nutmeg in kheer is new to me.. Will try soon

  8. veena Says:
  9. This kheer looks so tempting. I am yet to cook with this

  10. yup me to got intro to these bful seeds thru blog.. loving the kheer..

  11. Srivalli Says:
  12. Very true Harini, I came to know about this only after blogging..though somehow I am yet to try with this..kheer looks amazing..

  13. I noticed these at the Indian supermarket a few weeks ago and was wondering how they would be used. Now I know. Maybe I'll try next time

  14. I have been seeing several dishes with lotus seeds, but never cooked it myself! The kheer looks very interesting.

  15. Pavani Says:
  16. My MIL makes awesome gravy curry with makhana. I've yet to try it in sweet preparation though. Your kheer looks very tempting.

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