11How to Make Makhana Kheer: A Step-by-Step Guide
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Makhana kheer, a mouth-watering, creamy Indian dessert which can be a part of your weight loss journey made using roasted makhana, milk and jaggery. Here is a simple recipe to make makhana kheer.

  • Serving: 3
  • Preparation + Cook Time: 35 minutes

Nutritional Value of Makhana Ki Kheer

Nutritional Value
Calories607 kcal
Carbohydrates74.3 g
Protein23.6 g
Fats26.1 g

Ingredients of Makhana Kheer

  1. Makhana – 1 cup
  2. Poppy seeds – 1 tblsp
  3. Cashews – 5
  4. Milk – 500 ml
  5. Kesar (saffron) strands – 4-5
  6. Elachi (green cardamom) powder – 1 tsp
  7. Jaggery – 1 tblsp
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How to make Makhana Ki Kheer

  • Take a pan and heat it.
  • When its warm add makhana and dry roast them. Check if they are crisp. 
  • Keep aside and let them cool.
  • Now, add poppy seeds and cashews to the same pan and dry roast them as well.
  • Now, take a blender jar and add 1/4th cup of the roasted makhana, poppy seeds and cahews.
  • Blend to form a fine powder.
  • Again, take a pan and milk to it. 
  • When milk starts to boil, add a few strands of kesar and elachi powder for the flavor and stir.
  • Now add left over makhana and the blended powder, stir and let it come to boil. 
  • Once the milk is of thick, kheer like consistency add jaggery.
  • Sir well, cool and enjoy.

Benefits of Makhana Kheer

  1. Kheer is low in calories so it can be enjoyed as a part of your weight loss diet plan. It’s a healthy dessert for weight watchers.
  2. Rich in nutrients: Makhana is a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Makhana kheer made with milk adds calcium, vitamin D3, and vitamin B12 to the diet.
  3. Good for digestion: Makhana is a good source of fiber, which helps in maintaining digestive health. The high fiber content in makhana kheer aids in digestion and prevents constipation.
  4. Rich in antioxidants: Makhana is rich in antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals and preventing cell damage. This helps in maintaining healthy skin, hair, and overall health.
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Nidhi Gupta is an ACE certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 10 years of experience helping people reach their fitness goals. She is passionate about helping people live healthier lives and loves sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. Get in touch with her to learn more about how she can help you on your fitness journey.
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