Makhana, also called lotus seeds or fox nuts, is grown in the stagnant water of wetlands, tanks, ponds lakes and ditches. Popular as an ingredient for fasting food, it has immense health benefits too. It is a great snack and at any day roasted makhana will beat popcorn as substitute.
Roasted foxnuts are puffy, crunchy and unique in its taste. This recipe depicts how you can make plain roasted makhana. What more? You can add your choice of seasonings – be it herby, or spicy, sweet, garlicky or just plain buttery 🙂
Popular as a fasting food, makhana’s health benefits are better to those of dry fruits such as almonds and walnuts. Some of its benefits includes protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. It is high in fibre and low in calories which facilitates weight loss.
Below is the step by step easy recipe of roasted makhana.