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makhane ki kheer served in a pink bowl another bowl of kheer in the background

Makhane ki kheer

Makhane ki kheer is a simple, gluten-free dessert made with fox nuts, milk, and desiccated coconut. This Indian dessert is made especially during the Indian festival Navratri but you can enjoy it on any other day too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 146kcal


  • 2.5 cups fox nuts (makhana)
  • 1 ltr full cream milk
  • 2.5 tbsp desiccated coconut You can use fresh coconut also
  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts almonds, cashew nuts, and raisins
  • 1/8 teaspoon green cardamom powder


  • Dry roast the fox nuts till they turn crunchy. It will take around 5 minutes. Keep around a cup of fox nuts aside and roughly crush the remaining.
  • Boil milk in a pot. Add dry fruits and green cardamom powder to it and cook for around 15-20 minutes on medium flame or till the milk starts thickening. Keep on stirring in between.
  • Add the desiccated coconut, and crushed fox nuts. Cook for another 8-10 minutes and then add the condensed milk, mix and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Finally, add the uncrushed fox nuts and switch off the gas. Let the fox nuts soak some milk. Garnish with some chopped dry fruits. Serve hot, warm or chilled.


You can add sugar as per your taste. Personally, I don't like desserts with too much sugar and the sweetness of condensed milk is sufficient in this dessert.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg