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Delicious Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera

Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai is a delicious dish that packs a ton of nutrients and flavours.

Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera, ITC Grand Chola, Chenna
Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

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 in mid-April. The 9-day of festivities puts a spotlight on what is traditionally known as Navratri fare but these meals are probably some of the most nutritious and diet-friendly meals in the world.

Phool makhane ki kheer by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai is a stand-out dish that is a treat.

Makhane or foxnuts, also commonly called lotus seeds holds a star position as a nutritious food as it is rich in carbohydrates, proteins and micro-nutrients, amino acids, including phosphorus, calcium, iron and magnesium. Makhane is considered an auspicious food ingredient and offered in reverence to the divine feminine during festivals.

Happy Navratri! Happy Cooking with the recipe of Phool makhane ki kheer by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera !

Recipe – Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera

Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera, ITC Grand Chola, Chenna
Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri by Sr Exec Chef Ajit Bangera, ITC Grand Chola, Chenna

Phool makhane ki kheer for Navratri

Ingredients

  • Ghee (Clarified butter)                                               1 ½ table spoons ghee
  • Whole cashew nut                                                      2 table spoon
  • Raisin                                                                           2 table spoon
  • Phool makhana (Fox nuts)                                          1 cup
  • Milk                                                                            3 cups
  • Saffron                                                                       Few strands
  • Sugar                                                                          ¼ cup
  • Green cardamom powder                                          1/8 tea spoon
Procedure
  1. Take milk in a deep, heavy bottom sauce pan on medium heat and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until it gets slightly thick. Keep stirring so milk doesn’t burn and stick to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Simultaneously heat desi ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot fry cashew nuts till it becomes golden brown in colour. Remove cashew nuts from the ghee and allow it to cool. Fry raisins in the same pan till they plump up, remove and allow it to cool.
  3. In the remaining ghee, fry makhana until light brown, toasted and crispy. Do stir constantly for even browning, remove and allow it to cool.
  4. Once cooled, crush half of the fried makhana in to a coarse powder. This will help to thicken the kheer.
  5. Add saffron to the thickened milk.
  6. Also, add fried makhana.
  7. Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Then add sugar and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Add cardamom powder and stir. Turn off the stove.
  10. Garnish with fried cashews and raisins.

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