Makhana called in English as Fox nuts or lotus seeds is highly nutritious. Makhanas are high in protein, calcium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and thiamine. These are low in calories and high in fibre, thereby helping to improve digestion, weight loss and control weight. Makhanas have no sugar and are a very safe snacking choice for diabetes sufferers. Nowadays, roasted makhana packets, including potato chips and other dry snacks, are also available on the market. Yet making them at home is just so incredibly easy. So, why to buy something that was roasted months ago, packaged and then sit on a shelf for so long!
Roasted Makhana Recipe
Here is the recipe on how to prepare roasted makhana.
1 cup Makhana Phool makhana or fox nuts
2 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
⅛ tsp salt
⅛ tsp black pepper powder
½ tsp chaat masala
a pinch of turmeric
- Put makhanas over low heat in a saucepan.
- Dry roast, until the colour changes.
- To check whether the makhanas are being roasted, simply press one between your finger and thumb. That should crumble quickly.
- Then add 2 tsp of coconut oil or olive oil, and roast until the makhanas consume the oil for a few seconds.
- Turn off the stove.
- Then add salt, pepper, masala chaat, and powdered turmeric.
- Mix in the spices to coat all the makhanas.
- Enjoy as your tea time snack.