Recipe: Makhana kheer

Alpa Momaya

June 14, 2022

nutritious kheer

Makhana kheer

Everyone's favourite Indian dessert is kheer! Simply delightful, creamy, and filling. What are your thoughts on including makhana to the soothing kheer? It's delicious and healthy.This kheer recipe with Superfood Makhana is high in protein, fibre, and low in fat, making it an ideal dessert whenever you crave something sweet and healthy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 100 g
Calories 65.1 kcal


  • 1/4 cup makhana (puffed lotus seeds/foxnuts)
  • low-fat milk
  • 3-4 dates chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 1 tbsp green cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg powder


  • Dry roast 1/4th cup makhana (puffed lotus seeds/foxnuts) in a pan for a few minutes. After that, grind it coursely using a blender.
  • Heat 1 litre of low-fat milk in a saucepan.
  • Stir in 3-4 finely chopped dates.
  • Pour in the coarsely crushed makhana.
  • Bring the low-fat milk to a boil for 5-7 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • To the milk, add 2 tbsp chopped almonds, 2 tbsp chopped pistachios, 1 tbsp green cardamom powder, and 1/4th tbsp nutmeg powder and continue to cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until creamy and somewhat thick.
Keyword kheer, makhana

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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