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Makhana Kheer Recipe | Lotus Seeds / Foxnuts Kheer

by Pradeep Mamgain
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Makhana Kheer recipe or Phool Makhana recipe is a delicious pudding for festival season and fasting months. Kheer pudding is loved by all across the Indian subcontinent. Be it Navratri, Ramadan, puja, or any celebratory occasion, Kheer finds its place in the platter.

Makhana Kheer Recipe | Lotus Seeds/Foxnuts Kheer

You can make this kheer as a Prasadam or serve post-dinner to your family and guests. It is a delicious pudding made of milk simmered till thick with puffed lotus seeds, nuts, and raisins flavored with cardamom and Kewda water.

Lotus seeds or Fox Nuts are packed with nutrients, making them extremely healthy. They are rich in fiber content and have a low glycemic index. As a result, they help you in maintaining glucose levels. Its anti-aging properties help you fight free radicals. Moreover, its fibers act as an absorbent that can help in treating diarrhea. Also, it helps in detoxifying the spleen which recycles RBCs.

They are beneficial to those who are suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases, and obesity. Because they contain high magnesium and low sodium content. Calcium is an important nutrient for our body that plays an important role in improving bone strength. As a source of calcium, Makhana is good for your bones.

How to make makhana kheer

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  1. Roast lotus seeds in clarified butter.
  2. Make a coarse mixture, set aside.
  3. Roast nuts, set aside.
  4. Boil milk in a pan, reduce it by 25%.
  5. Add lotus seeds, simmer till it becomes thick.
  6. Add cardamom and kewda water for flavor.
  7. Let kheer cool down to the room temperature to form a creamy layer at the top.
  8. Mix the creamy layer with the rest of the kheer.

Ingredients

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  • lotus seeds (use good quality branded seeds)
  • clarified butter (for frying)
  • nuts (almond, cashew nut, walnut)
  • green cardamom and kewda water (for flavor)
  • sugar, milk (full fat), and raisins
Nutrition Facts
Makhana Kheer Recipe | Lotus Seeds/Foxnuts Kheer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 561mg16%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 405µg8%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin D 3µg20%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 2µg2%
Calcium 313mg31%
Copper 1mg50%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 76mg19%
Phosphorus 311mg31%
Zinc 2mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Substitutions: A rolling in can be used to grind lotus seeds instead of a grinding jar.
  • Instead of adding whole or chopped almonds, you can make a paste of them to add to the consistency. Make sure, you soak almonds before making a paste.
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Makhana Kheer Recipe | Lotus Seeds/Foxnuts Kheer

Makhana Kheer recipe or Phool Makhana recipe is a delicious pudding for festival season and fasting months. Enjoy this delicious recipe.
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Course: Sweet Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gluten free, Makhana Kheer Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain

SERVINGS

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Note: 1 cup = 250 ml | 1 tbsp = 15 ml | and 1 tsp | 5 ml

Ingredients

  • 16 grams clarified butter (ghee)1 tbsp
  • 22.5 grams lotus seed1.5 cup
  • 1 liter milkfull fat
  • 8 pcs saffron threads
  • 100 grams sugarlittle less than 1/2 cup
  • 5 pcs green cardamomcrushed
  • 15 ml kewda water1 tbsp
  • 20 grams almond
  • 16 grams cashew nut
  • 12 grams walnuthalves
  • 15 grams raisins

Instructions

  • First of all, heat 8 g clarified butter in a Kadai. Pour in 22.5 g lotus seeds. Next, stir constantly till seeds become light brown and crunchy. Set aside.
  • Pour in roasted lotus seeds into a grinder jar. Make a coarse mixture.
  • Heat 8 g clarified butter in a Kadai. Next, add 20 g almonds and 16 g cashew nuts. Now, stir constantly until cashews become light brown. Add 12 g walnut and stir for another 30 seconds. Set aside.
  • Pour in 1 lt milk in a Kadai. Keep boiling milk until 75% of the original quantity remains. Add 8 to 10 saffron threads.
  • Add lotus seeds. Simmer Kheer till it becomes thick (approx 10 minutes). Add roasted nuts and 15 g raisins. Mix well.
  • Add 100 g sugar, mix well, and then cook for 10 minutes. Add crushed cardamom. 15 ml kewda water, and then mix well.
  • Let the kheer cool down to the room temperature. Mix the creamy layer with rest of the kheer.

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NOTES

  • Substitutions: A rolling in can be used to grind lotus seeds instead of a grinding jar.
  • Instead of adding whole or chopped almonds, you can make a paste of them to add to the consistency. Make sure, you soak almonds before making a paste.

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Nutrition

Calories → 395 kcal | Carbohydrates → 48 g | Protein → 11 g | Fat → 19 g | Saturated Fat → 8 g | Cholesterol → 35 mg | Sodium → 113 mg | Potassium → 561 mg | Fiber → 2 g | Sugar → 38 g | Vitamin A → 405 µg | Vitamin B6 → 1 mg | Vitamin B12 → 1 µg | Vitamin C → 2 mg | Vitamin D → 3 µg | Vitamin E → 1 mg | Vitamin K → 2 µg | Calcium → 313 mg | Copper → 1 mg | Iron → 1 mg | Magnesium → 76 mg | Phosphorus → 311 mg | Zinc → 2 mg

This nutritional information is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on 1 serving.

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