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The Makhana Kheer Recipe

Japleen Kaur

Recipe by Japleen Kaur

Makhana Kheer Recipe

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes

Ingredients
  • 4-5 pure Kesar strands
  • 1 cup roasted makhanas
  • 1 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 1 ½ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds to garnish
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch nutmeg powder
  • The Makhana Kheer Recipe includes Makhanas combined with milk and nuts is a power-packed meal with numerous health benefits.

    Makhana Kheer Recipe
    • Heat the low-fat milk. Once it starts boiling, add the saffron strands and nuts.
    • Now add the makhanas and Kesar. Then give it 2 boils.
    • Add the dates puree, cardamom powder, and nutmeg powder.
    • Then, stir and turn off the gas.
    • Garnish with pumpkin seeds and serve hot.

    Health benefits

    • Makhanas are rich in calcium, protein, and magnesium.
    • Milk is a rich source of calcium, good fats, and protein.
    • Dates enrich it with iron which is lacking in milk.
    • Kesar is a powerful antioxidant that enhances mood, reduces appetite, and aids in weight loss.
    • Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, magnesium, and also essential fats.
    • Pistachios are bursting with fiber and also keeps your cholesterol in check.
    • Also, replacing white sugar with dates enhances its nutritive value manifold with its rich antioxidant content.
    • Cardamom powder takes care of bloating and also irritant gut.
    • Nutmeg detoxifies the body, reduces insomnia, and also boosts skin health.
    • Pumpkin seeds are anti-inflammatory, builds immunity, and also helps in hair growth.

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    Disclaimer

    Please make sure to consume this Makhana Kheer Recipe under the guidance of a dietitian/nutritionist.

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