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.
Below is the step by step easy recipe of roasted makhana.
Roasted Makhana – Foxnut / Lotusnut Seeds Recipe
- 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.
- Spread ghee and sprinkle salt and pepper on the. Mix thoroughly. Makhanas are ready to eat.
- Store them in an airtight container.
- Always dry roast them on medium heat only. If roasted on high heat, makhanas will get burnt.
- Always check for their crunchiness before switching off the heat.
- Keep stored in air tight container.