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Mawa Kheer (Indian Dessert)

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Mawa Kheer (Indian Dessert)
10 min
15 min
Makes 8 servings
  • Try this Mawa Kheer recipe and discover an easy and quick Indian dessert that can be made for special occasions such as Ramadan or Holi.

Key Ingredients

A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can

14 oz. Can


  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 3/4 cups fat free milk
  • 3 saffron strands
  • 3 tablespoons ghee, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups lotus seeds (makhana)
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup cashews, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons blanched almonds, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Make It

Step 1

Combine sweetened condensed milk and fat free milk in a medium saucepan; add the saffron and set aside.

Step 2

Heat ½ tablespoon ghee in a medium skillet and fry the lotus seeds for 1 minute; remove from skillet. Cool and crush the seeds. Heat remaining ghee in the same skillet; fry pine nuts, raisins, cashews and almonds until golden brown.

Step 3

Add the crushed lotus seeds and nut mixture to the milk mixture and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thick and creamy. Add cardamom powder and mix well; remove from heat. Serve hot or cold.

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