Paneer and Makhana kheer is perfect Indian dessert for fasting during Navratri. Creamy and delicious the Paneer and Makhana Kheer is easy to make Indian sweet dish that will complement any Indian meal. So If you are looking for easy falahari Indian dessert recipes for fasting this kheer recipe is a perfect sweet dish for you.
Since desserts have started making their appearance on my dinner table often this is becoming one of the favourites. Trust me, you will send me a virtual hi-five after making this Malhana paneer kheer. If you want to make either paneer kheer or Makhana kheer individually I have a recipe for both of these. But this time I made Paneer and makhana kheer which combines deliciousness of both kheer recipes. And kheer is creamier and tastier.
In case you are an easy dessert fan, you are 3 simple step away from having this mouth-watering kheer recipe. Follow the simple path to this heavenly classic paneer makhana recipe now and bask in the love of sweet delicacies!
This classic dessert recipe is perfect for the festivals. It is a falahari sweet recipe for the times when you are craving comforting homemade Indian dessert. It is a classic because I know people have been relying on lotus seeds for a long time. I always stock Lotus seeds in my pantry as roasted makhana in various flavours is a favourite snack these days.
I always try to follow a healthy lifestyle, so it’s natural that I would be fond of these little fluffy button-like lotus seeds/fox nuts. This recipe is special to me as it was my dessert-experiment dish. There are many reasons I love this recipe, okay, so I admit that besides being creamy and tasty it is super easy and super quick to make.
What Makes The Classic Paneer Makhana Kheer Special
The three easy steps that make this classic pudding so incredibly special is its 3 step process. It starts with first roasting and grating the lotus seeds, then boiling the milk and cooking the coarse powder with some grated paneer. The secret lies in the sprinkle of crunchy dry almonds, pistachio, few strands of Iranian Saffron and love. 🙂 I love how just a few strands of saffron gives a distinctive flavour to the dessert. I think that is totally amazing! *oh yes*
Festivals are around the corner and I am super excited to share my other favourite festive recipes with you. You can make these delicious desserts and enjoy your festival with love and great recipes. Do try
Easy and classic Paneer Makhana Recipe is for days you are preparing a feast at home or gearing up for the festivals to come. It is a seemingly easy recipe that takes 20 minutes to prepare and serve.
- 100 gms Makhana /Lotus Seeds
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 200 gm Paneer / Fresh Cottage Cheese
- 1 ltr Milk
- 3-4 tbsp Sugar
- 4-5 Green Cardamoms Crushed
- 2 tbsp Almonds Chopped
- 2 tbsp Raisins
- Pepita / Pumpkin Seeds
The process of making classic paneer makhana kheer starts with roasting the lotus seeds/makhana.
Start with heating a pan and add 1 tablespoon of ghee in it. After that add 100 gms of lotus seeds or makhana in the pan. Roast the makhana for 3-4 minutes. When the lotus seeds are a well-roasted turn off the heat.
Now, in a blender carefully blend the makhana to a coarse paste.
On a different plate, grate 200 gms of fresh cottage cheese/ paneer.
On the same pan heat about a liter of milk and bring it to a rolling boil. When the milk is boiled pour the crushed makhana paste in the pan and cook it for 4-5 minutes until the milk starts to thicken.
When the milk starts to thicken then it is time to add grated paneer in it. After adding the grated paneer in the kheer cook them for 10-12 minutes on slow heat.
Keep stirring the kheer when it is being cooked. In between the cooking process add 3-4 tablespoons of sugar and 4-5 crushed green cardamom in the classic makhana and paneer pudding.
Now, add 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds, 2 tablespoons of raisins and few beautiful strands of saffron. (It’s preferable if you add Iranian saffron as it gives a great flavor to the classic kheer recipe.)
Stir the kheer / pudding for a while and when you have a delicious aromatic smell to the pudding then turn off the heat.
Chill the kheer in the refrigerator and when you are about to garnish and share it with your friends and family do sprinkle some chopped almonds, pistachio and saffron on it.
Your classic Paneer and Makhana Kheer is ready to devour!