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makhane ki kheer

Makhane ki Kheer | Makhana Kheer Recipe

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.
Course Desserts, Festivals
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | UP style
Keyword Makhana Kheer Recipe
recipe Makhana Kheer Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 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.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 754mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 554mg | Iron: 5.7mg