I am sure everyone reading this, must be aware of what is Lotus seeds or Foxnuts? Popularly known as Phool Makhana or Makhana in India. Phool Makhana or Foxnut or Lotus seeds are popularly used during fasting days in India as it provides energy to the body and keeps you going for hours. It has various other health benefits too which includes treating diabetes, insomnia, weight loss, anti-aging etc. I am sure Google Baba will tell you in detail about the benefits of eating Makhana.
From making curries to savory snack to sweet dishes, Phool Makhana can be used in many ways. I have never tried any recipe with Phool Makhana on my own, this is the very first time I am trying this. Though I have always enjoyed munching the savory Makhana snack. 😉
So, I was at the India store for buying Puja items and groceries for making Prasad for Mandir. Although my idea was to prepare Rice Kheer still, I bought a big Makhana packet thinking I will prepare Makhana Kheer for the Prasad. Never in my life till now I have prepared Makhana Kheer and I did not want to take a chance or rather say risk as I was preparing first time for Madir Prasad, so to be on the safer side I prepare what I am best at, Rice Kheer. And the Kheer was delicious. <3 The Makhana packet was lying in the pantry as it is. And, what’s the best way to use the whole packet of Makhana when you have two munching mouths at home? 😀 And that’s how I got the idea of making Roasted Makhana.
Who says healthy can’t be tasty? Today I am sharing an absolutely tasty, addictive, and healthy snack made with very little oil. Choose your own seasoning and enjoy the crispy puffed Makhana. You can add your favorite spices to the roasted Makhana and it’s ready. I have added peanuts for my peanut lover in the house. Feel free to skip if you want.
A very easy, quick, and healthy snack for your tea-time, mid-meal munching. Or rather I should say, a perfect munching snack, anytime.
Curry leaves again is very beneficial and it gives a very nice flavor to the roasted snacks. It’s widely used in South India. Adding curry leaves to the roasted Makhana and peanuts gives a very nice flavor and enhances the taste too. I suggest adding curry leaves.
To get the perfect crunchy Makhanas, roast them on medium-low flame until you get crispy and crunchy Makhanas. Fry the peanuts separately, and once the peanuts are fried then add the curry leaves as frying curry leaves for a longer time will burn them. Mix them with roasted Makhana Store them in an airtight container once they cool down completely, and enjoy whenever you want.
Roast them! Store them! and Enjoy them! And, if you are planning to shed some extra belly fat? Then this is the best snack for you. Replace your deep fried or unhealthy snack with this healthy roasted snack. Have a happy week ahead. Do try this recipe and let me know in the comment section/ email that how it turned out for you and your family. 🙂
- 2 ½ Cup makhana
- ½ Cup peanuts
- ¼ Cup curry leaves
- 1 Tsp chat masala
- 1 Tsp black salt or as required
- A fat pinch of red chili powder
- 1 Tsp ghee/oil
Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Roasted Makhana And Peanuts | Healthy Snack
Step 1- Heat a pan, and roast makhana on medium-low flame until crispy and crunchy. Keep on stirring to avoid burn. Transfer the roasted makhana to a bowl. In the same pan, add ghee and roast the peanuts until brown and crisp
Step 2– Add the curry leaves and fry until the leaves turn crispy. Add the spices, required salt, and roasted makhana to the pan. Keep the flame to low to avoid masala from burning
Step 3- Keep on stirring for 3-4mins on low flame. Turn off the flame and transfer the roasted makhana and peanuts into a bowl. Enjoy your tea or mid-meal snack. Cool and store in an airtight jar