- 3 cups phoolmakhanay/puffed lotus seeds
- 9 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 tbsp cashew nuts
- 6 tbsp raisins
- 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
- 5 tbsp ghee
- 1 pinch saffron strands
A rich sweet concoction of milk, rice, and sugar mixed with the sharp aromatic flavors of cardamom, rose essence, almonds and kewra essence is so divine that it is believed to be fit for the Gods. Many Hindu traditions feature kheer as an offering to multiple Gods in exchange of blessings and prosperity. It’s not only prevalent in the Hindu religion, Muslims also prepare huge amounts of kheer and distribute it among their neighbors and family on Eid and other happy occasions.
Kheer being a prominent part of so many occasions and celebrations, is nostalgic for many people from the Indian subcontinent.A staple at weddings, religious events, or any other occasion, kheer is believed to be a sign of celebrations and joy.
Kheer has many flavors that vary from area to area. It is made with different essences, fruits, nuts and even vegetables. Makhana or puffed lotus seed kheer is the North Indian version, famously made for Navratri celebrations. Spice your mornings at work with some Makhana Kheer Milk. Grab a water bottle from Vaya now!
How to make Makhana Kheer