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Makhana kheer, it’s a very light and healthy kheer which prepared by using lotus seed pop and milk combo. You can serve this kheer recipe during navratri or fasting period. The lotus flower produces edible seeds, which you can eat cooked or raw. Lotus seeds are good source of protein, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. They are also low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol.
What are Lotus Seeds?
Lotus seeds are commonly known as Makhana, which generally consume it during their fasts or even use it as an ingredient in Indian cuisines or desserts. It is easily available in the market and has a very good shelf life and can be stored for a long time in an airtight jar.
Lotus plant grows in Southeast Asia and scientifically known as Nelumbo Nucifera. You can consume lotus seeds roasted, fried and raw. In China, the seeds aren’t only used in traditional medicine, but they used its petals to spice up their meals and to prepare herbal teas as well.
Nutrition Values of Makhana
In a 100 gm of dried lotus seeds include 332 calories and contain 64% carbohydrates, 2% fat, 15% protein, and 14% water. The seeds contain B vitamins in rich content, particularly thiamin at 43% of the Daily Value, and numerous dietary minerals, such as manganese and phosphorus.
Here you can check other kheer recipes here: Apple Kheer, Orange Kheer, Samak Ki Kheer, Sabudana Kheer, Gulab Phirni, Lauki ki Kheer, Mango Kheer, Rice Kheer, Gil- E- Firdus and Basundi.
Try some alternate lotus seed recipes: Matar Makhana Curry
1/2 Cup White Makhana/ Lotus Seed Pops
2 Tsp. Almond Flakes
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tsp. Green Cardamom Powder
How to Make Makhana Kheer:
Heat the milk in the deep bottom vessel until it is condensed to 2/3 in quantity. Add crushed lotus seed pops into milk and stir continuously until it is reduce and become thick. Now add sugar and cardamom powder into reduce milk and mix well. Remove the kheer from the fire and garnish with almonds flakes. Cool the kheer for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled.
Makhana kheer, it’s a very light and healthy kheer which prepared by using lotus seed pop and milk combo. You can serve this kheer recipe during navratri or fasting period.
- 500ml Milk
- 1/2 Cup White Makhana/ Lotus Seed Pops
- 2 Tsp. Almond Flakes
- 1 Tbsp. Sugar
- 1 Tsp. Green Cardamom Powder
- Pinch of Saffron Strands
Heat the milk in the deep bottom vessel until it is condensed to 2/3 in quantity.
Add crushed lotus seed pops into milk and stir continuously until it is reduce and become thick.
Now add sugar and cardamom powder into reduce milk and mix well.
Remove the kheer from the fire and garnish with almonds flakes.
Cool the kheer for at least 2 hours. Serve chilled.
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33 thoughts on “Makhana Kheer”
yummy looking kheer
Very nice pictures..
Delicious Kheer with loads of Goodness!!!!
Beautiful pictures preeti
I have read so much about this kheer but have never tasted….looks very yummy
I have seen a few recipes with makhana but never ventured that way! The kheer sounds pretty tempting. The pictures are worth drooling over!
very new recipe to me,sounds so delicious…lovely clicks dear!!
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yummy looking kheer, with Makhan, must be quiet rich, it sounds pretty interesting.., Lovely clicks too…
Never have seen lotus seeds ,unique n delicious..yummy yum!!
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so unique and tasty kheer !!
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such an wonderful n yummy kheer..
The kheer looks very delicious, nice and creamy.
this is new to me ..have never heard of this.. looks very tempting preeti 🙂
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This new to me but looks very yummy..:)
I think i should go hunting for the ingredient.. will do..
makhana kheer looks good 🙂
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Delicious makhana kheer and nice presentaion. I like to eat fried makhana also.
I too make this kheer but in a different way. Yours look nice 🙂
This is in my to do list looks delicious
The kheer looks divine.
Lotus seed pops is something very new to me, interesting recipe. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook 🙂
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Had heard of this one. Thanks for the recipe.
Very delightful and rich looking kheer, i dont mind having a bowl of this kheer without any fuss. Lipsmacking here.
Wow! This kheer looks very festive. I like using makhana in recipes. This looks like a creamy kheer.
I like that you haven’t used any ghee in this recipe… love the color of the kheer…
That is such a creamy and delicious looking kheer with makhana. Never tried a sweet preparation with makhana – this sounds delicious.
Adding pop’s to kheer is so creative!! It just pop’s inside ur mouth.
Preeti, that’s a fantastic and sinful looking Kheer, I have not tried Makhana till now, this surely tempts me..
this kheer is so tasty when served chilled. Lip smacking, creamy and a awesome dessert
this is the one and only way I have ever had makhana – You are reminding me it’s time I make them again
Nice recipe.. I planned this recipe on my daughter’s birthday.
AND the whole family with guests loved it.. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.