Rakhi Special: Guilt-free Makhana Kheer recipe for Raksha Bandhan

Are you looking for easy Rakhi dessert recipe that is also healthy. Here we have planned the perfect dish for you.

Much like all festivals in the country, Rakhi too has a special association with food and all things decadent. Besides the mithais and chocolates on the Rakhi thali, a festive Rakhi spread is a common feature across many households.

Raksha Bandhan celebrates the bond of love between a brother and a sister.

From traditional to fusion and to continental, a Rakhi spread could be whatever you want it to be, so how about making it healthy this time?

Kheer is a staple dessert in every Indian household and a perfect dish to cook on most special occasions and festivals. Loved by all for its creamy and rich flavour, kheer is a perfect sweet delight to indulge in! This Makhana Kheer recipe is easy-to-prepare and doesn’t require much of an effort.

Nutrition in Makhane (Fox Nuts)

1.Rich in proteins, fibre and low in fat.

2.Good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus with vitamins and minerals too

3.100 grams of makhana gives around 347 cal of energy, around 9.7 gm of proteins and 14.5 gm of fibre

Apart from being so yummy, this Makhane ki Kheer has so many nutritional and health benefits making it a perfect way to introduce makhana to your loved ones.

Indulge your sweet cravings with this makhana kheer recipe using jaggery

Makhana Kheer Recipe


• 1 Litre low-fat Milk ( can use any non-dairy milk )

• 1 cup Makhana (puffed lotus seeds)

• 1/4 cup Jaggery Powder

• 2 tsp Pistachios, chopped

• 2 tsp Ghee

• 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder


1.Heat the ghee in a non- stick pan, add makhana and saute on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes or till it turns crispy. Do not burn.

2.Remove it from the flame, let it cool.

3.Boil milk in a pan and cook till it gets a thick consistency. Add roasted makhana and cook for a few minutes. Add cardamom powder .

4.As the kheer thickens, turn off the flame and add jaggery powder and mix well.

5.Refrigerate the makhana kheer for at least an hour and serve chilled, garnished with pista slices .

Handmade food is always more appreciated for the effort you put in, right? So dig in your spoons and enjoy Rakhi celebrations with these health makhana kheer.

Read more Healthy Recipes:

1.Nutritious Navratri Vrat Recipes

2.Holi dishes with health twist

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