Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery)

Amazing creamy treat with makhana, sweetened with jaggery

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Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery)

Kheer is a quintessential Indian dessert for any special occasion, be it during the festivals or any special day. Every region and house hold has its own version. One of the popular kheer varieties, is this Phool Makhana Kheer in the Northern part of India. Makhana or fox nuts or puffed lotus seeds are highly nutritious nuts, having high contents of fibre, proteins and minerals. The fox nuts are fire roasted and puffed, can be used as a healthy alternative snack to popcorns.

Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe is a popular recipe from the North India, prepared mainly during the festivals, since makhanas can also be consumed by those observing fasts. Traditional Phool Makhana Kheer recipe uses sugar as a sweetener, however here we have replaced it with organic jaggery to make it even more healthier. This recipe uses very little ghee, as compared to the traditional kheer, making it a perfect dessert to be consumed even by those with high cholesterol or diabetes. It is easy to prepare with very few ingredients. The roasted makhanas are simmered in milk, sweetened with jaggery and garnished with nuts and dried rose petals making it creamy, nutty and a guilt free dessert option. Jaggery also adds a perfect colour and sweetness to the kheer. Serve the Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery) as a part of the festive menu this Diwali and let your guests rejoice in the festive spirits.

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Cuisine: North Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


5 Servings


  • 1 liter Milk
  • 1-1/4 cups Lotus Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery , powdered (I used Organic
  • 3 tablespoons Almonds , slivered
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios , slivered
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dried rose petals , for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee

How to make Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery)

  1. To begin making Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery), we first roast the makhana's.

  2. Heat ghee in a pan, add the makhana's and slow roast it till it turns golden and crisp. Keep it aside.

  3. Now, save a hand full of this roasted makhana's and pound the rest roughly using mortar and pestle. 

  4. Pour milk into a heavy bottomed pan, bring it to a boil on medium heat.

  5. Boil the milk for 10 more minutes, till it becomes a little thicker.

  6. Now, add the pounded and whole roasted makhana's and mix well.

  7. Simmer this mixture for 5 minutes, till it becomes creamy and soft.

  8. Add in the powdered organic jaggery, cardamom powder, mix well and simmer till the jaggery is melted and well incorporated into the kheer.

  9. Switch off the heat, garnish with slivered nuts, dried rose petals and the Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery) is ready to serve.

  10. Serve the Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery) as a part of the festive menu this Diwali and let your guests rejoice in the festive spirits.

Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe (Sweetened With Jaggery) is part of the Festival Recipes Contest

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 11 October 2017 17:18
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