Roasted Makhana – Foxnut / Lotus Seeds Recipe

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 Makhana Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Roasted Makhana Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

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 🙂

Roasted Foxnuts | Lotus seeds Recipe
Roasted Foxnuts | Lotus seeds Recipe

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.

Roasted Makhana Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com
Roasted Makhana Recipe | YourFoodFantasy.com

You can munch these makhanas raw or can dish out things like Makhana Kheer / Pudding, or Makahna Cutlet.

Below is the step by step easy recipe of roasted makhana.

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Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 10 Mins
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 10 Mins
Servings
Portions
Ingredients
Roasted Makhana Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Instructions
  1. Take a Pan/Kadhai and heat it on medium flame. Add Makhana to it and dry roast them for 8-9 minutes with continuous stirring. Makhana should be crunchy by this time. Switch off the heat.
    Roasting Makhana
  2. Spread ghee and sprinkle salt and pepper on the. Mix thoroughly. Makhanas are ready to eat.
    How to make roasted makhana
  3. Store them in an airtight container.
    Roasted Makhana | Lotus seeds Recipe
Recipe Notes
  1. Always dry roast them on medium heat only. If roasted on high heat, makhanas will get burnt.
  2. Always check for their crunchiness before switching off the heat.
  3. Keep stored in air tight container.
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