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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Sweet Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gluten free, Makhana Kheer Recipe
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Pradeep Mamgain


  • 16 grams clarified butter (ghee) 1 tbsp
  • 22.5 grams lotus seed 1.5 cup
  • 1 liter milk full fat
  • 8 pcs saffron threads
  • 100 grams sugar little less than 1/2 cup
  • 5 pcs green cardamom crushed
  • 15 ml kewda water 1 tbsp
  • 20 grams almond
  • 16 grams cashew nut
  • 12 grams walnut halves
  • 15 grams raisins


  • 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.



  • 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.


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