Saturday, September 19, 2009

Makhana-Kheer (Lotus Seeds Pudding)

First of all a very happy Navratri to all.As today is the first day of this festival so I am keeping fast.But this time I am not alone my hubby is accompanying me and I am so glad about it.So the very first dish I made is this Makhana-Kheer as my hubby is fond of puddings.

Makhana/Lotus seeds 1 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Milk 1 litre
Almonds 6-7
Cashews 8-10
Green Cardamom pw 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1/2 cup

1. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the makhanas till golden in colour.Take them out and roughly crush 1/4th part of it.
2. Heat milk in a pan and add makhanas,cardamom powder.Simmer till it becomes of thick consistency.Stir occasionally to avoid milk sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3. Now add sugar,powdered cashews and chopped almonds and heat till the sugar dissolves completely.
4. Decorate it with pistachios and almonds.Serve hot or cold.

Sending this to the following events:

I got this Kreative Blogger Award from Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen.I am very delighted to receive it.


  1. nice recipe looks so delicious and beautiful presentation too and congrats on your awards. BTW first time here you have a nice place with yummy recipes.

  2. Lovely kheer..have seen makhana in stores here, but never tried it in any dish..thanks for the entry

  3. Very nutritious kheer, Makhana is powerhouse of nutrients...its my favorite...and congratulations for the award!

  4. the lotus seed pudding is new to me, but is worth the try.

  5. whenever I see Makahana I am tempted to make kheer, but have never tried it.....after seeing ur post I am again tempted, I hope I try it on this long weekend....

  6. Is there a traditional drink that goes with it?

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