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Makhuti By Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi


Makhuti is a popular moong dal and rice dessert from Bihar. Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi brings the recipe of this creamy delight to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

10-20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Makhuti

    • 2 cups soaked moong dal

    • 1/2 cup small grain rice

    • water as required

    • 3-4 cups milk

    • 1 cup sugar

    • 1 tsp cardamom powder

    • 1 cup khoya

    • 1 tbsp ghee

    • 1 tbsp raisins

    • 1 tbsp chopped cashew nuts

    • 1 tbsp almond flakes

    • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios

    • 1/2 tsp saffron

  • For garnish

    • chopped pistachios


  1. 1

    In a pressure cooker, cook the soaked moong dal and small grain rice for 3-4 whistles. Let it cool down.
  2. 2

    In a pan, add milk and pressure-cooked moong dal and rice to it and cook till it thickens.
  3. 3

    Next, add sugar, cardamom powder, and khoya to it and mix well.
  4. 4

    Heat ghee in another pan and fry raisins, chopped cashews, almond flakes, and chopped pistachios.
  5. 5

    Add these fried nuts to the moong dal mixture, add saffron and mix well.
  6. 6

    Take out the Makhuti in a serving bowl, garnish with chopped pistachios and serve.

Makhuti is a famous moong dal and rice kheer from Bihar. This is a traditional dessert from Bihar, a state which has a rich culinary history. Bihari cuisine although rich in history is known for its simplicity.

Makhuti is a perfect example of the richness and the simplicity of the Bihari cuisine. In this recipe, milk, cooked moong dal and rice are cooked together till it becomes thick and creamy. The further addition of khoya makes it creamier.

The creamy luscious Makhuti is not to be missed when in Bihar.

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