Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe 


Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

Phool makhana snack | Roasted Phool makhana recipe | Lotus seed snack | masala makhana recipe with detailed step-by-step photos and health benefits.

Looking for a wholesome snack? Voila!!! Roasted makhana is a flavorful, healthy, and perfect snack. It is a great alternative for deep-fried chips or chaklis. So why wait? Make this low-calorie masala makhana recipe right away at home, and enjoy this for Diwali.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

Phool makhana is a healthy, crunchy, and savory recipe. Phool makhana is also known as lotus seed, eurayle ferox, fox nuts, water lily seeds, which are highly nutritious since they are rich in protein, calcium, iron, carbohydrates, etc. I would often love to munch on this in a roasted form.

In fact, lotus seed lacks flavor, so you need to roast it either with little ghee or oil for an aromatic flavor. Further, it can be spiced up with herbs and seasonings like turmeric powder, red chili powder, curry leaves, chat masala, pepper powder, etc.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

Phool makhana is similar to popcorn, but it is much nutritious. You can have this every day along with tea or coffee without any guilt. It has a crunchy and spicy flavor that goes well with hot beverages. It is a perfect mid-day snack as well. An excellent alternative for oily and processed snacks.

I usually prepare and store a batch of roasted makhanas along with puffed rice, flattened rice/aval/poha, peanuts, nuts, raisins at home and binge on it.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

Phool makhana benefits:

1. Makhana is rich in calcium, protein, and carbs.
2. It contains phosphorous, iron, thiamine, and zinc.
3. Makhanas are low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and sodium.
4. Makhana aids in weight loss by helping one stay total longer after eating.
5. It is an excellent alternative to oily and processed snacks.
6. Makhanas are low in calories.
7. Makhanas have a detoxifying effect on the liver and boost metabolism.
8. Good for heart and kidney.
9. It prevents skin damage.
10. Good for diabetes.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

Recipe - Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | masala makhana | Lotus seed snack


Serves - 4
Cuisine - Indian
Course - Snack
Diet - Vegetarian
Cook time - 15 mins
Author - Pavithra
Publisher - Pavi's Kitchen

Roasted makhana ingredients:

Phool makhana - 1 cup
Flattened rice/Poha/Aval - 1/2 cup
Puffed rice - 1/2 cup
Dalia/Roasted split gram - 2 tbsp
Cashews - 15
Black raisins - 1 tbsp

Herbs and spices:

Ghee/Oil - 1 tbsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp/ As per taste
Curry leaves - 10

Notes:

1. You can roast the ingredients separately or together in a large pan. Either way, it takes 10 to 15 mins to get it done.

2. You can use ghee or coconut oil for a flavorful makhana.

3. You can add almonds, peanuts, any nuts of your choice.

4. Adjust salt and spices as per taste.

5. Store the roasted makhanas in an airtight container.

How to make roasted Phool makhana: 


1. Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan or Kadai. Add some salt, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Give a mix with a spatula.

2. Throw in some lotus seeds and roast them until it becomes crunchy and crispy. It takes about 5 mins over a low medium flame and put them in a bowl.

3. In the same pan, pour a tsp of ghee, spices, and salt. Put the puffed rice.

4. Roast them until it turns crunchy. Keep the roasted puffed rice in a bowl.

5. Again, add ghee and spices. Put the poha and roast them for a few mins.

6. Finally, roast the Dalia, cashews, raisins, and curry leaves until it turns golden brown and crunchy.

7. Toss everything in a bowl and do a taste check. If required, you can add some salt, pepper powder, etc.


How to make Phool makhana recipe with step by step photos:


1. Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan or Kadai. Add some salt, turmeric powder, and red chili powder. Give a mix with a spatula.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

2. Throw in some lotus seeds and roast them until it becomes crunchy and crispy. 

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

3. It takes about 5 mins to get roasted over a low medium flame. Once it turns crisp, put them in a large bowl.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

4. In the same pan, pour a tsp of ghee, spices, and salt. Put the puffed rice.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

5. Roast them until it turns crunchy.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

6. Transfer the roasted puffed rice to a bowl.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

7. Repeat, in the same pan, add ghee, spices, and poha.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

8. Roast them for a minute or until it turns crisp and transfer them to a bowl.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

9. Finally, roast the Dalia, cashews, raisins, and curry leaves.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

10. Roast until it turns golden brown and crunchy.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

11. Toss everything in a bowl and do a taste check. If required, you can add some salt, pepper powder, and spices.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

12. Phool makhana is ready to eat. Store them in an airtight container for longer shelf life.

Phool makhana snack | Roasted makhana recipe | Masala makhana recipe

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