Phool Makhana Ki Kheer

Image Source: Tarla Dalal
Makhana is rich in protein and calcium, together with low fat milk it makes a creamy and yummy sweet. Makhana has no flavour of its own but nutmeg and saffron adds flavour and a mild taste.

Preparation Time: 10 mins.
Cooking Time: 5 to 7 mins.
Serves 4.

Ingredients
5 cups low fat milk
1 cup lotus seeds (makhanas)
1 tbsp sugar substitute
1/4 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
3 to 4 strands saffron (kesar)
1 tsp ghee

For the garnish

2 tsp pistachio slivers

Method
Heat the ghee in a pan, add the makhanas and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes till they are crisp.
Remove from the fire and crush them slightly.
Heat the milk in a non-stick pan and when it comes to a boil, add the crushed makhanas and simmer for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the sugar substitute, nutmeg powder and saffron and mix well remove from the flame.
Serve hot garnished with pistachios.
Nutrient values per serving

Energy 149 cal.
Fat 3.1 gm.

Source: Tarla Dalal

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