Makhana kheer recipe / Phool makhane ki kheer is usually prepared during Navratri, Maha shivratri, Ekadesi etc. Makhana is also called as lotus seeds or fox nuts, as it is easily digestible, it can be given for babies also.
Soak saffron strands in warm milk. To a pan, add 1 tsp of ghee, then add cashew and raisins. Roast till golden colour and set aside.
To the same pan, pour the remaining ghee and add the makhana. Roast for 3 to 4 minutes in medium flame by constant stirring. Once it pops up, take one makhana and break it. If it crushes easily, then it's roasted properly. Cool down completely, also reserve a handful of makhana to use at last. Then add the makhana to a mixer.
Grind the makhana to a semi-coarse powder. Boil milk in a pan, stir it now and then to avoid burning at the bottom.
Now add sugar and mix well, so the sugar dissolves. Then add the powdered makhana and cook for 3 minutes in low flame.
Finally add the roasted cashews, raisins and reserved makhana. Pour the saffron milk and give 10 mins setting time, so the makhana absorbs the kheer and becomes soft.Enjoy this delicious phool makhana kheer either hot or cold.
Keyword Makhana Kheer Recipe, Phool Makhane Ki Kheer