Makhane ki Kheer for Navratri by Exec Chef Sandeep Srivastava, The Fern Residency, Bhopal is a wonderful dish to end a day of fasting and to celebrate a festival.
What is your favourite dish to cook during Navratri? we asked and pronto! India’s top Chefs shared their Favourite Dish to cook during Navratri along with the recipe, so all food lovers can make it in their home for their loved ones.
We wait all year for celebrating food during the Navratri festival coming up in mid-April. The 9-days of festivities puts a spotlight on what is traditionally known as Navratri food but these meals are probably some of the most nutritious and diet-friendly meals in the world.
Makhane ki Kheer for Navratri by Exec Chef Sandeep Srivastava, The Fern Residency, Bhopal is a delicious sweet pudding with foxnuts, milk, sugar, ghee, and plenty of crushed dry fruits.
Makhane or foxnuts also known as lotus seeds is full of nutrients with rich protein, sodium and potassium content . The dessert is an extremely popular sweet eaten during most festivals to end fasting like Navratri vrat, Mahashivratri vrat or Ekadasi vrat.
Happy Navratri! Happy Cooking with the recipe of Makhane ki Kheer for Navratri by Exec Chef Sandeep Srivastava, The Fern Residency, Bhopal!
Makhane ki Kheer
- 2 tbsp. Ghee
- 2 cups Makhana
- 1 litre Full Fat Milk
- ¼ cup Almonds (Slivered)
- ¼ cup Cashew Nuts (Slivered)
- ¼ cup Pistachios (Slivered)
- ¼ cup Raisins
- ¼ cup Jaggery
- ½ tsp Cardamom Powder
- ¼ cup fresh cut fruits
- 10-12 strands Saffron
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.
- Add Makhana and roast on medium heat until crispy.
- Add milk in the pan and bring it to a boil.
- Simmer the heat and let the kheer cook for 10-12 minutes.
- Add almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios and raisins and cook until kheer thickens.
- Add cardamom powder and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add saffron threads and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add Jaggery powder
- Serve the kheer hot or chilled.
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