Monday, August 18, 2014

MAKHANE KI KHEER ( Vrat ka Khana)

Makhanas are puffed lotus seeds. They are known as fox nuts in English. These can be eaten on fasting days. Here is a simple recipe of kheer with makhanas.

Makhanas .... 1/2 cup ( puffed lotus seeds)
Milk ............. 2 cups
Sugar ........... 2-3 tbsps. (according to your taste)
Green cardamoms ... 2-3
Saffron ..................... a pinch
Ghee....................... 1 tsp.
Chopped pistachios and almonds .. to garnish.


1. Heat the ghee and break the makhanas into it. Saute for a minute on low flame till the colour changes to light pink.

2.In a pan pour the milk and add the makhanas, cardamom and saffron. 3.Let it simmer until the makhanas are cooked and the milk reduces to half. Keep stirring from time to time. At this stage stir in the sugar and mix well.
Garnish with chopped nuts and serve hot or cold.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks...Kheer made with anything is always delicious.

  2. umm umm good..
    i never found makhana here... will try seriously this time :)

  3. hi shobha.. what is makhana ?

    1. Fox nuts.. they are puffed up seeds of lotus

  4. very nice.and makhanas are supossed to be very nutrutive.

  5. never tried this kheer..looks yummy and delicious:)

  6. Oh Shobha! Why didn't you post this before? I had phul makhana from quite long time, I don't even know why I bought it and wasn't sure what I will cook with it. How can I forget Kheer. We guys make kheer from everything.

    1. True Balvinder,,
      But sometimes the ideas just skip your mind

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  8. should try this sometime... looks so easy and delicious.. Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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