Makhana Barfi

Makhana / lotus seeds / fox nuts is a popular food. It is preferred for its health benefits and often eaten during fasting. This recipe combines the health benefits of makhana in a dessert.


  • 1 cup, Makhana, roasted and powdered
  • 3/4 cup Badam powder / almond powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 10 strands Saffron, soaked in milk
  • 2 tablespoons Milk


  1. In a pan, make sugar syrup by boiling sugar with 1 cup water till one string consistency
  2. Add saffron strands to the boiling sugar syrup
  3. Add milk to sugar and mix well.
  4. Stop heating and add makhana and badam powder. Stir to ensure no lumps.
  5. Heat again on medium flame till mixture leaves pan surface and forms dough.
  6. Transfer to greased plate and spread. Allow to cool and set.
  7. Allow to cool. Cut in desired shapes and store Makhana barfi in air tight container.

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