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.
Ingredients : Makhana – 1 & 1/2 cups Ghee – 2 tsp
Spices: 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.
Creamy Makhana Paneer Sabzi is made from phool makhana, paneer that is rich and creamy. Serve with plain paratha or pulka, it makes a wholesome dinner recipe. Makhanas are also known as fox nuts, or lotus seeds, or phool makhana. It uses as an ingredient in Indian cuisines or sweet dishes like kheer, raita or phool makhana namkeen also eaten as an evening tea-time snack.