Chhat is Bihar’s 4 day festival to worship Sun and Makhana is believed to be an auspicious ingredient in offerings during the festivals . This delicacy is actually a Prasad . This dish has been originated from Mithila region.
Makhana ( Puffed Lotus seeds) – 2 cups
Pure Ghee – 3 tbsp
Milk- 750 ml
1tbsp- Rice flour
Green Cardamom powder- a pinch
Pistachios – few ( chopped)
Heat Ghee and roast the Makhanas for few seconds . Keep aside .
Boil the milk with Cardamom Powder and reduce it to half .
Add the Makhanas and sugar .
Stir and cook on slow fire .
Dilute the rice powder in little bit of milk and add it to the Kheer .
Add chopped Pistachios .
Remove the Kheer when you see when thickened .
Garnish the kheer with more chopped pistachios as shown in photograph .