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.

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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 makhana’s benefits includes protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. It is high in fibre and low in calories which facilitates weight loss.

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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Roasted Makhana – Foxnut / Lotusnut Seeds Recipe

Roasted Makhana aka fox nut or lotus nut seeds. A healthy snack for anytime of the day.

4.50 from 2 votes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 Portions
Calories 63 kcal


  • 150 Grams Foxnut / Lotus seeds / Makhanas
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper powder


  • 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
  • Spread ghee and sprinkle salt and pepper on the. Mix thoroughly. Makhanas are ready to eat.
    How to make roasted makhana
  • Store them in an airtight container.
    Roasted Makhana | Lotus seeds Recipe


  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.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Makhana – Foxnut / Lotusnut Seeds Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 466mg20%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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