July 30, 2014

Phool makhana pudding recipe - Fox nuts dessert

phool makhana pudding in serving bowl
Phool makhana pudding is an Indian dessert made with fox nuts drenched in thick,  sweet vanilla custard milk and garnished with sliced pistachios. This is an easiest and simplest dessert whereas the flavor and thickness is achieved with the vanilla flavored custard powder. The same kheer can be made using nestle condensed milk, but the taste and flavor gets changed with the use of condensed milk.

You can also make semiya type kheer using milk, cardamoms, sugar and phool makhana. Phool makhana itself  is lacking taste, flavor or tang. For the flavor and taste it is entirely depends on other ingredients. It absorbs the taste in whatever it is cooked with. It turns crisp when roasted and shrinks as well as softens when boiled in milk. 

In India, in the northern and western parts of the country, phool makhana is extensively used to make seasoned phool makhana snacks, sabzis and curries. Among the sabzis, the most popular one is phool makhana paneer sabzi, phool makahna  kaju sabzi and  phool makhana mushroom curry.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 10 - 12 minutes
Yield - serves 3 -4

  • 2 tbsp vanilla flavored custard powder
  • 5 cups + 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups broken phool makhana / fox nuts
  • 2 tsp ghee /clarified butter
  • 5 heaped tbsp sugar
  • Few sliced pistachios


1.  Take the phool makhana in a large plate.
phool makahna in a large plate

2.  Break or  tear them into small pieces.
broken phool makhana - preparing phool makhana pudding

3.  Heat the ghee in a pan and roast the makhana till crisp. Remove and set aside.
frying phool makhana - preparing phool makhana pudding

4.  In the same pan, add milk and sugar.  Mix the sugar with a spoon and bring it to boil. Add the above prepared custard powder paste and bring it to boil stirring continuously. Then add the above prepared phool makhana and boil it for 3 -4 minutes or till the phool makhana become soft.  Simmer till you get the thick consistency.  Serve phool makhana pudding  hot or chilled.
boiling phool makhana pudding - preparing phool makhana pudding

phool makhana kheer ready to serve


  1. It looks delicious. I would surely like to try this out. Thanks.

  2. yummy and delicious pudding.

  3. wow nice addition to custard!!!

  4. Innovative recipe, looks delicious.

  5. lovely! nice yummy pudding..

  6. Yummy pudding.. great job! :)


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