Similar to rice pudding and adorned with raisins, almonds, and cashewnuts, this decadent treat, often eaten during Diwali but makes a great special pudding any time.
Lotus seeds (makhana)
Cashew nuts, chopped
Blanched almonds, chopped
Step 1 of 3
Mix together condensed milk and fresh milk, add the saffron and set aside.
Step 2 of 3
Heat ½ tbsp ghee and fry the lotus seeds for a minute, remove from pan. Cool and crush the seeds. Heat remaining ghee and fry all the dried fruits until golden brown.
Step 3 of 3
Add the crushed makhana (seeds) and fruit to the condensed milk mixture and bring to a boil, simmer till thick and creamy. Add the cardamom powder, mix well and remove from heat. Serve hot or cold.