Makhane ki Kheer | Makhana Kheer Recipe

by Rachna
makhane ki kheer

Makhana or Foxnuts are puffed lotus seeds that are immensely healthy and tasty. You can just roast them with a few spices and they make for a light and delicious munchies. You can make tasty curry with them like this Makhana Curry that I made. Or if you are in a mood for something sweet, this easy makhane ki kheer is the perfect dessert. Made with just 6 ingredients, any one can make this to perfection. This is also the perfect vrat recipe if you are fasting during Navratri.

So, here’s how to make makhana kheer:

makhane ki kheer

Makhane ki Kheer | Makhana Kheer Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This is a delicious Indian sweet made with makhana or foxnuts. It is perfect for vrat during Navratri or as a sweet dessert even otherwise.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Desserts, Festivals
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | UP style
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 2 cups makhana
  • 500 ml. whole milk
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 5 tbsp. sugar adjust as per taste
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • Few green cardamom
  • Slivers of dry fruits like almonds cashews for garnish


  • Lightly fry the makhana or foxnut along with cashews in ghee. Keep aside.
  • When cooled, take half the makhana, cardamom seeds and most of cashews and blend in a blender.
  • Now heat milk in a kadhai/pan. Add the blended makhana and cashew mix to it along with sugar to the milk. Add the whole toasted makhana as well and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes uncovered till the kheer becomes slightly thick.
  • Take it off the heat and serve hot or cold with slivers of nuts.
  • Your makhana kheer is ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Makhane ki Kheer | Makhana Kheer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 68mg3%
Potassium 754mg22%
Carbohydrates 114g38%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 554mg55%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hope you enjoyed this makhana kheer recipe and will try it at home.

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Here are the other Navratri recipes that you can try: sabudana khichdi, sookhi arbi, sabudana vada, kaddu ki sabzi, kachche kele ke kebab.

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Sanch @ Sanch Writes -

Not sure if I’ve had this; I don’t eat Indian sweets too often and don’t make them at all…they’re a bit too sweet for me. Having said that, this does look enticing.

shanayatales -

This seems simple enough, and sounds delicious. Thank your for this recipe, Rachna. Bookmarked (and pinned) to try!


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