Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Makhane ki Kheer

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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  1. I love the puffed lotus seeds and this is in my to do list for long. You are tempting me with your beautiful pictures..

  2. I haven't tried it yet since we are not used to makhane but the kheer do sound delicious.

  3. I made this two days back. It tastes so good. I always grind all the makhanes to a coarse powder. Never put them as a whole. Next time I 'll try that too.

  4. Didn't think makhana can be used in a kheer. Yummy looking kheer.

  5. Just prefect to enjoy without any guilt, favourite kheer since ever i tried this kheer at home

  6. Love this kheer. I had made it a few months back and we loved it to bits!

  7. Now it is my turn I never tasted makhane ki kheer don't know some how I missed it. will give a try with your recipe.

  8. I had made this while back using PJ's recipe - but yours is milkier I am sure was delicious!

  9. My all time favorite kheer in fasting. Gosh How I miss the makhana as we do not get them here.