Almonds and makhana kheer

almond kheer

Add a nutty sweetness to your Eid celebrations with this rich almond kheer. The roasted makhana (fox seeds) add an earthy flavour to the sweet dish.

2 cups full cream milk 
4 tbsp sugar
Saffron strands a pinch
½ tsp green cardamom powder
½ cup almond slivers
1 cup makhana (fox nuts)
2 tbsp ghee

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, roast makhana and almond sliver till they are golden
Heat milk and saffron strands in a heavy bottomed pan and bring it to a boil; keep stirring the milk, so that it does not sticks at the bottom
Add the sugar to the milk, and mix well
Add the whole makhana to the milk. Add the almond slivers to the mixture
Keep cooking the mixture till the makhana becomes soft and milk thickens a bit
Serve the kheer hot or chilled
Top it with roasted almond sliver and chopped roasted makhana.

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