Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gulkand & Makhana Kheer/Rose Petal Preserve and Puffed Lotus Seeds Kheer

Dunno about you all,being a South Indian my tastebuds always crave for North Indian foods,earlier mom use to prepare very rarely North Indian style foods and her special dish is channa masala, but i dont hesitate a second to make some at home since ever i started blogging. Yep if i crave for something i'll make them immediately, obviously my pantry is well stuffed with North Indian spices and spice powders. If you live in abroad and mostly in European countries like France, you will definitely miss chaat foods, obviously blogging teached me and my first ever chaat food i tried at home is Pani puri, still remember how they turned pretty much prefect and i was gobbing like a kid.

Gulkand and makhana, the famous rose petal preserve and puffed lotus seeds these two ingredients were completely unknown for me before few years, once again i have say big thanks to blogging and many more North Indian foodie bloggers. You all know very well that am running my first week of blogging marathon and today is my third and final day of this week's BM, my theme for this week is pick one and make three dishes and since two days am showcasing makhana/foxnuts aka puffed lotus seeds, here comes finally a dessert as today's post; i combined both gulkand and makhana and this kheer turned out simply mindblowing,my H was enjoying this kheer when they were still warm, i was surprised when he said he simply loved this kheer.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#26.



2cups Puffed lotus seeds
2tbsp Gulkand/rose petal preserve
4cups Milk
3/4cup Sugar (decrease if you want)
1/2tsp Rose water
Few chopped nuts
1tbsp Ghee

Heat the ghee in a pan, now roast the puffed lotus seeds until they turns crispy.

Take almost a cup of the puffed lotus seeds in a mixer, grind it as bit coarse powder.

Meanwhile bring boil the milk with gulkand,sugar and cook until the sugar gets dissolves.

Now add the already prepared roasted puffed seeds and grounded lotus seeds to the hot milk,cook for few minutes.

Grounded lotus seeds will thicken the kheer, its optional,if you want to skip,you can do,but i'll advice to do.

Finally add the rose water and put off the stove.

Serve this kheer warm topped with chopped nuts.

56 comments:

  1. OMG! fantabulous kheer dear. Never heard about it. Truelly amazing!

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  2. Flavorful and healthy kheer dear

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  3. Pleasant color and lovely gheer,

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  4. Very innovative recipe,..:) looks yummylicious,

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  5. Gulkand is my favourite, with makhana in kheer, perfect healthy recipe

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  6. That looks so creamy and mouthwatering.. And I must say you are slowing becoming the professional photographer.. :) lovely pic...

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  7. omg..awesome ..n v invotive dear....lovely pic too!

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  8. fantastic combination and a droolicious kheer!

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  9. Je ne connais pas les graines de lotus soufflées.
    Ton dessert me semble fabuleux.
    Il va me falloir trouver ces graines.
    Sinon, j'ai tout le reste.
    A bientôt

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  10. never had this before looks so yummy :)

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  11. Love to have this right now, very tempting

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  12. Delicious kheer! Drooling over here!!
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  13. Gulkand is my favourite sis am bookmarking this...

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  14. wow wow wow..such a tempting post with such beautiful innovative ideas,priya..hats off!!
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  15. I wanted to see what you will be psoting as day 3> must say I am not the least bit disappointed. You are awesome.Will you lend me your thinking hat?

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  16. wow delicious and tempting kheer :)

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  17. Yummy Kheer Priya... Never tried this one... Awesome looking too... Thanks for sharing.

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  18. My daughter loves north indian food too. Kheer looks awesome Priya!

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  19. Delicious and aromatic kheer Priya. Love it.

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  20. what a fascinating recipe...lovely, lovely mix of flavors

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  21. Wow new to me,looks delicious and healthy too.

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  22. U always rock priya,never imagine this combo.....looks yumm!!

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  23. I am so intrigued to look for these lotus seeds

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  24. such an amazing and innovative kheer Priya, loved it. I can see your gulkand has been used pretty well!!

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  25. sounds innovative and inviting,looks creamy and delicious....

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  26. Gulkand is my all time favorite and a kheer with it, awesome , love the combo . Absolutely stunning!

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  27. delicious kheer n loved ur clicks...super cute presentation...

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  28. Wow that looks super good !! Creamy and yummy !!

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  29. Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

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  30. I can only stare, and drool over this amazing exotic dessert...rose petal preserve?...wow! The Kheer is gorgeous and totally divine:)

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  31. Thanks for sharing such innovative recipes ! I have never used lotus,seeds, only seen in stores. U have inspired me ! Gosh that first pic is awesome :-)

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  32. u have loads and loads of makhana recipes!!! bookmarking this delicious and simple kheer!!!
    Sowmya
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  33. That pic has me drooling, Priya.

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  34. Such a rare and lovely combination Priya. And it is indeed true that Blogging opens our views to different things that we have never even imagined.

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  35. priya - you have brought the Makhana to life in 3 stunning creations this BM ! way to go gal :-) The kheer looks awesome, more than that loved the pic !!

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  36. Nice presentation. Feeling to have some.

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  37. What a beautiful click, Priya! Nice, really nice!!

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  38. As I mentioned earlier, love your recent pictures.
    I have eaten gulkhand back in India during my childhood but to date, somehow can't bring myself to buy lotus stems. I have this preconceived notion that some how I am not going to like them. :(
    Your kheer however looks droolworty.

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  39. That's definitely a very unique combination. Sounds absolutely delicious.

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  40. Wow, Very innovative and delicious looking kheer. Who else can come up with such a nice combination??

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  41. Gulkand looks fabulous Priya. The picture looks pretty

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  42. I m just thinking about the aroma of this delicious kheer!!! Lip-smacking!!!

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  43. The pictures for the past few days are mind blowing just like the kheer here! What a creative idea of combining makhana and gulkhand!!

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  44. Wow! Yummy...Is the gulkhund the same thing that is inside the Meeta pan that we eat from a panwala! I should see if we can get it here. What a simple and delicious recipe :)

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  45. I love your photography skills. You dish looks mouthwatering. Although I am not a fan of Rose flavour but your dish is defenitely inviting.

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