5 Phool Makhana Snacks Recipe

5 Phool Makhana Snacks Recipe

Makhana is commonly consumed specially during fasts. Commonly known as lotus seeds or fox nuts, makhana are also used as an ingredient in several food recipes including sweet dishes. In addition to being an popular ingredient in recipes, makhana can also be consumed as a nutritional and super healthy snack. Makhana are low in cholesterol and are extremely good sources of magnesium, potassium, manganese, protein and phosphorus. Being low in calories, makhanas promote weight loss, while the calcium content makes them extremely good for the bones. Makhana also contribute greatly to the controlling of blood pressure, detoxification of the body and improved digestive health. 1 cup plain makhana has 5 grams protein, 20 grams carbs and only 0.8 grams fat. Here are 5 very healthy makhana snacks recipes.

For all these recipes, you need to first roast the makhanas / lotus seeds. Roast the makhanason low heat and roast them till they become chunky.

1. Caramelised Flavoured Makhanas

Caramelised Flavoured Makhanas

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1.5 tsp crushed jaggery (gur)
  • 1 cup roasted makhanas
  • 1.5 tsp sesame seeds (til)

Instructions

  • In a pan heat 1/2 tsp ghee
  • Add 1.5 tsp crushed jaggery
  • Once the jaggery has melted, switch off the heat
  • Add 1 cup roasted makhanas to the pan
  • Add 1.5 tsp sesame seeds
  • Mix quickly, until the makhanas are well coated

Your Caramelised Makhana are ready !!

2. Sweet Tangy Flavoured Makhanas

Sweet Tangy Flavoured Makhanas

Ingredients

  • Rock salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder)
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp chat masala
  • Red chilli to taste (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp pure honey
  • 1 cup roasted makhanas
  • 1.5 tsp melon seeds

Instructions

  • Take a bowl, add rock salt in it to taste
  • Add 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • Add 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • Add 1/4 tsp chat masala
  • Add red chilli to taste (optional)
  • Add 1.5 tsp pure honey
  • Mix everything and make a paste
  • In a pan, add 1 cup roasted makhanas
  • On top of the makhanas, add the mixture prepared
  • Switch off the heat and mix well
  • Add 1.5 tsp melon seeds
  • Mix until makhanas are well coated

Your Sweet Tangy Flavoured Makhanas are now ready!!

3. Refreshing Mint Flavoured Makhanas

Refreshing Mint Flavoured Makhanas

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • Rock salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup roasted makhana
  • Dried herbs
  • 2 tsp mint leave powder

Instructions

  • Take a pan. Add 1/4 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • Add 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • Add 1 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • Add rock salt to taste
  • Add black pepper to taste
  • Add 1 cup roasted makhana
  • Add some dried herbs
  • Add 2 tsp mint leaves powder
  • Mix until the makhanas are well coated

Your Refreshing Mint Flavoured Makhanas are now ready!!

4. Makhana Mixture

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Handful peanuts
  • Handful roasted chana
  • Some sliced dry coconut
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of red chilli powder
  • Some black pepper powder
  • 1 cup roasted makhana

Instructions

  • In a pan, take 1/4 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Add handful of peanuts and handful of roasted chana
  • Add some sliced dry coconut
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Add a pinch of red chilli powder
  • Add some black pepper powder
  • Add 1 cup roasted makhana

Your tasty Makhana Mixture is now ready!!

5. Salted Makhana

Salted Makhana

Ingredients

  • Some rock salt
  • 1 cup roasted makhana

Instructions

  • Heat some rock salt in a pan
  • Add 1 cup roasted makhana
  • Put the mixture in a stirrer
  • Using a clean cloth, gently wipe off the salt from the makhanas

Your Salty Makhanas are now ready!!

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