The month of festivities is about to begin and with that you can feel happiness, joy and bliss all around. The celebrations begin with the auspicious occasion of Navratri. The 9 days long fasting ritual reflects the devotion and traditional values that are still followed in our country. Along with traditions and rituals, Navratri also brings along the days when you savour special delicacies as a part of this festivity.
But nothing can be better than beginning the celebrations with a touch of sweetness. So, pamper the taste buds of your loved ones with this delectable recipe of Makhana Kheer.
- Milk – 1 Litre
- Makhana (Puffed Lotus Seeds) – ¼ Cups
- Sugar – 2 Tbsp
- Chopped Pistachios – 2 Tbsp
- Chopped Almonds – 2 Tbsp
- Green Cardamom Powder (optional) – 1 Tbsp
- Pour milk in a deep vessel, break the makhanas into smaller pieces,
add them to the milk and let it simmer for about 1 ½ to 2 hours without covering,
till the milk boils down and the seeds are soft.
- The next step is – add sugar and stir for a few minutes.
- Then add Pistachios, Almonds, Cardamom Powder and stir well again.
- Serve hot or cold, as you like.
- You can cook Makhana on a low flame till they become crunchy and later on add cashews till they get Golden and keep them aside.
- You can also add saffron for flavor and color.
- You can also use fresh boiled milk.
- Add sugar as per your taste requirement.
- If you are planning to serve the Kheer cold, then remember that after chilling the Kheer’s consistency thickens a bit.
- Makhanas are known to be healthy, light and digestive.
- It is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc.
- Make your Navratri fasts delectable and yummy with Makhana Kheer
Give your celebrations a sweet twist and Happy Navratri!