The roasted makhana namkeen made an amazing snack as they were light, crunchy and healthy. Makhanas are also known as fox nuts, or lotus seeds, or phool makhana. Usually, people consume it during their fasts or even use it as an ingredient in Indian cuisines or sweet dishes like kheer, raita or makhana cashew curry, and are also eaten as an evening tea-time snack. Many people in different regions of the country use these seeds as an offering to the Gods, especially during Navratri.
Makhana is rich in calcium, protein, carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, thiamine and zinc. This recipe is super easy and a great nutritious snack.
Makhana – 1 & 1/2 cups
Ghee – 2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Chat masala powder -1 tsp
Salt – to taste
- Add 2 tsp of ghee in a non-stick pan and add the makhana. Roast it till golden and crispy.
- Switch off the flame. Add all spices and toss it well.
- Cool down completely then store in airtight container.
- Enjoy with tea.