Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

A delicious kheer / pudding made with Makhana / Fox nut / Lotus seed. This is perfect for the festival season and for fasting months.

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

Phool Makhana / Fox nut / Lotus seeds – I have heard a lot about this but never got a chance to make anything with it. Last month, I bought a pack of it from my local Indian stores and was planning to make a savory snack with it. This week I am making festival recipes and that is when I thought about using the lotus seeds to make this delicious Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding.

Makhana / fox nut has protein, potassium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, iron and zinc. All this makes it a best snack option. Makhana by itself has no flavor or taste, but can easily take up any flavor that it is cooked with.

There are different ways, how everyone makes their Makhana kheer. Some grind a part of it to thicken the milk mixture and some add it whole. I chopped the makhana in half and used it. I also ground a few almonds and used it to flavor the kheer. The boys loved the chewy texture of the makhana pieces in the kheer and the almonds, cardamom and saffron really flavored the kheer.

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

If you are looking for more kheers –

Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer

Moong Dal Kheer / Payatham paruppu Payasam

Broken wheat kheer / Godhumai Rrava Payasam

Jevvarisi payasam / Sago Kheer

Caramelized sugar paal Payasam

Thengai arisi payasam / coconut and rice kheer

Paal Payasam / Rice Kheer

Steel cut oatmeal kheer

Badam Kheer / Almond payasam

Carrot Kheer 

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 30 minutes
Difficulty level – Easy

Ingredients to make Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding – Serves 6

  • Makhana  /Fox nut / lotus seed – 1 1/2 cups
  • Whole milk – 4 cups
  • Evaporated milk – 1 can
  • Almond – 10 to 12
  • Sugar – 1 cup (adjust based on your preference)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron – few threads (optional)
  • Ghee – 1 tsp

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

Procedure to make Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding –

  • Measure the makhana / fox nut and chop it into halves or quarters. I just chopped them in halves.

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

  • Soak the almonds in hot water for 30 minutes and peel it. Add a little water or milk and grind the almonds into a smooth paste.

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add the chopped fox nut. Roast them in low flame until they are light brown. This happens very quickly and hence make sure that you roast it in low flame.

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

  • Remove the roasted fox nut / makhana in a plate and in the same pan, measure the milk and add the evaporated milk to it.
  • Also add the ground almond paste to the milk and bring it to a boil. Simmer the heat and let the milk mixture reduce a bit to make it condensed and flavorful.
  • Add the sugar to the milk and mix well to dissolve.
  • Now add the roasted makhana to the milk and continue to cook until the makhanas soften and the milk condenses further.

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

  • Add the cardamom powder and saffron threads and mix well.
  • Remove from heat and serve warm or chilled!

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding
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Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding

A delicious kheer / pudding made with Makhana / Fox nut / Lotus seed. This is perfect for the festival season and for fasting months. 

Course Dessert, Festival Recipes
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Desserts, fasting recipe, festival recipes, Indian sweet, kheer, lotus seed, makhana, payasam, phool makhana, pudding, vrat recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 People

Ingredients

  • Makhana  /Fox nut / lotus seed - 1 1/2 cups
  • Whole milk - 4 cups
  • Evaporated milk - 1 can
  • Almond - 10 to 12
  • Sugar - 1 cup adjust based on your preference
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron - few threads optional
  • Ghee - 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Measure the makhana / fox nut and chop it into halves or quarters. I just chopped them in halves.
  2. Soak the almonds in hot water for 30 minutes and peel it. Add a little water or milk and grind the almonds into a smooth paste.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the chopped fox nut. Roast them in low flame until they are light brown. This happens very quickly and hence make sure that you roast it in low flame.
  4. Remove the roasted fox nut / makhana in a plate and in the same pan, measure the milk and add the evaporated milk to it.
  5. Also add the ground almond paste to the milk and bring it to a boil. Simmer the heat and let the milk mixture reduce a bit to make it condensed and flavorful.
  6. Add the sugar to the milk and mix well to dissolve.
  7. Now add the roasted makhana to the milk and continue to cook until the makhanas soften and the milk condenses further.
  8. Add the cardamom powder and saffron threads and mix well.
  9. Remove from heat and serve warm or chilled!

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7 thoughts on “Makhane ki Kheer | Phool Makhana Kheer | Fox Nut Pudding


  1. Evaporated milk and almond paste must have made the makhana kheer super rich and decadent. Love the rich color of the sweet.

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