BM # 69
Week 3, Day 2
Theme : Coking with 4 Ingredients
For the second day under the theme 4 ingredients I have a Makhane ki kheer. This is a very rich kheer made from Makhanas. Makhanas are puffed lotus seeds and very very healthy.
The lotus seeds have a very nutty flavor and should be roasted in ghee ,I grinded some of them to a powder to lend thickness to the kheer. The rest went in as whole to get that feel of the Makhane which becomes soft after cooking in the milk. A rich kheer which was served to the Mughal emperors and is a part of Uttar Pradesh Cuisine.
Well the four ingredients for this kheer are Makhane, milk, sugar and ghee. A pinch of cardamon is added to enhance the flavor. The kheer is garnished with almonds and pistachios.
The kheer can be relished if you are fasting.
Makhani Ki kheer
1 cup phool makhane / puffed lotus seeds
500 ml milk
1 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp cardamon powder
Sugar to taste
Nuts of choice
Add ghee to a nonstick pan.
Add the lotus seeds and roast till you get a wonderful aroma, this should be just 2-3 minutes.
keep half the makhanas aside and grind the other half to a fine powder.
In another pan boil the milk , and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Add cardamon powder ,whole makhanas and sugar.
After another 2-3 minutes add the powdered makhanas.
Mix well and let boil till the makhanas are cooked.
Remove from fire .
Garnish with nuts.
Chill and serve.
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