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Makhana Recipes

Khoya Makhana recipe – How to make Khoya Makhana| Mava Makhana

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Khoya matar makhana is one of the most popular, savory North Indian curries. In this curry, the presence of khoya with Makhana and peas makes it a delicious main course.

Makhana is a wonderful ingredient, very popular among teens and elders. Its delicate appearance and unique texture make it even more attractive to children. Khoya Makhana is an exotic preparation of Makhana with the intriguing taste of ghee.

Makhanas are fried in ghee and cooked in a rich sauce that has the spicy taste of tomatoes and cottage cheese, the intense flavor of Indian spices and spice powder, and the lush texture of crumbled mava. Khoya Makhana is a refined dish that is served on special occasions.

Khoya Makhana recipe 

How to make khoya makhana (mava mutter makhana)?

Ingredients

  • Grated 100 grams of khoya
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups of lotus seeds (Makhanas)
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of fresh tomato puree
  • 1.5 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • Chopped 1-2 green peppers
  • Chopped 1.5 teaspoons of garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (Dhania)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 3-4 green cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 “cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 clove
  • 1 teaspoon of Kasuri Methi
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ghee or oil
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • finely chopped coriander

Method

1. Heat a nonstick skillet, put the Makhanas and dry them on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes while throwing them constantly.

khoya-makhana.jpg2. Heat the ghee in a deep nonstick skillet to fry, add the roasted Makhanas and fry until lightly browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Keep aside.

khoya-makhana-step7.jpg3. Mix the tomatoes and ½ cup of water in a deep nonstick skillet, mix well and cook on medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Cool and mix in a blender until smooth. Keep aside.

5. Heat the ghee in a deep nonstick skillet, add the onions and fry for 2 minutes over medium heat.

khoya-makhana-step2.jpg6. Add ginger, green peppers, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder, garam masala and 1 tablespoon water, mix well and cook on medium heat for 45 seconds.

123.jpg7. Add tomato puree, khoya and salt, mix well and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes.

145.jpg8. Add the quark and mix well.

1236.jpg9. Add the fried Makhanas, mix gently and cook, stirring occasionally over medium heat for 2 to 3 minute.

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makhana.jpgNutrient values per serving:

Energy         359 cal
Protein         7.3 g
Carbs           19.9 g
Fiber            1.4 g
Fat               27.6 g
cholesterol   0 mg
Vitamin A     405.1 μg
Vitamin B1   0.1 mg
Vitamin B2   0.1 mg
Vitamin B3   0.3 mg
Vitamin C     14.9 mg
Folic acid     15.3 mcg
Calcium       190.8 mg
Iron              0.9 mg
Magnesium  0 mg
Phosphorus  0 mg
Sodium         8.4 mg
Potassium     92.6 mg
Zinc              0 mg

More flavored makhana & ready to eat snacks, makhana products online available at STKFoods.in

Makhana Recipes

Mushroom Makhana Curry – Roasted Makhana Palak Sabzi|Indian Recipe

Mushroom Makhana and Palak Sabzi is a delicious and healthy curry for every day. It is a tomato and onion sauce that is vegan, gluten-free, low GI and diabetic friendly.

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Mushroom Makhana Curry is a delicious and healthy recipe & rich in protein. I added palak/spinach to make it even healthier. So, if you are looking for roasted snacks brands, rich in protein snack and delicious Indian meal, you can combine this curry with whole wheat/chapati patties or brown rice. He tastes good with Basmati or Paratha. It’s really up to you to decide how much healthier you want to do it and what is your preference.

Nutrition in the Makhana Curry mushroom | Roasted Makhana

Roasted makhana, also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds, is a good source of protein and carbohydrates. It is also rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, and phosphorus, etc. Low sodium and high magnesium make it a great option for people with high blood pressure and diabetics.

Mushrooms are another low-calorie ingredient in this makhana mushroom curry. The mushroom is a good source of protein and vitamin B niacin and riboflavin. So if you are a vegetarian, including mushrooms in your daily diet is a good idea. Spinach we all know how green vegetables are healthy. Mushrooms are also known as Khumb, which is why mushroom dishes in Indian restaurants are also known as Khumb dishes.

All three healthy ingredients blended with simple herbs and spices make a delicious curry known as Khumb Mushroom Palak, which is our home. If you like healthy meals that are delicious, I’m sure it will be your favorite too.

Punjabi Dal Palak is smoked and very healthy recipe dal. Also known as Dal Dalha Spinach, the Dal Palak recipe is an easy way to add more health quotient to your daily Indian meals. Quenching or tadka make it super delicious.

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Recently we served it with Dal Palak, another recipe for Punjabi Dal.

Makhana Palak Sabzi Mushroom Meal Preparation

Making Indian curry is easy enough if you know how to prepare yourself. To make it easier, I have listed the following meals that you can do. If you follow this, you can always cook curry in a hurry.

  • You can roast the Makhana in the microwave and keep it in a container in advance and use it to prepare dishes such as kheer and the roasted snacks, you can buy roasted makhana online.
  • The mushrooms can be cleaned and cut in advance and kept in the refrigerator in a container with a small pore so that they can come into contact with the air.
  • Spinach can be chopped and stored in the refrigerator beforehand. Make sure it has dried before shredding. Otherwise, you can freeze the spinach and it can be used frozen in the curry.
  • You can prepare the bhuna masala in advance and use the dough instead of preparing fresh masala as described in this recipe. Add more spices listed in the spice list when using Bhuna Masala.

If you like mushrooms, you can check and cook other curry mushroom recipes, Tava Mushrooms, mutter Mushrooms Sabzi, Mushroom Spinach and Paneer Ki Sabzi or Tikka Mushroom Recipe.

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Mushroom Makhana Curry – Mushrooms and Palak Sabzi

Mushroom Makhana and Palak Sabzi are delicious and healthy curries for every day. It is a tomato and onion sauce that is vegan, gluten-free, low GI and diabetic friendly.

Ingredients

  • 200 g mushroom cut into 4
  • 150 g foxnuts makhana
  • 200 g spinach cleaned and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 150 g Boiled Onion paste
  • 150 g tomato puree fresh
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Mushroom Makhana and Palak Sabzi are delicious and healthy curries for every day. It is a tomato and onion sauce that is vegan, gluten-free, low GI and diabetic friendly.

read more about makhana:

  1. 8 Health Benefits Of Adding Popmak Makhanas To Your Diet
  2. 5 Reasons To Snack On Makhana

Instructions:

  • Fry the fox nuts in a saucepan/microwave dry and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and sprinkle with ginger.
  • Sauté for a minute and add the bay leaf and cooked onion paste. Bake 4-5 minutes over medium heat, stirring.
  • Now add the turmeric powder, salt, red pepper powder, black pepper powder and cook for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste and 3-4 tablespoons water as needed and cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes.
  • Stir and cook until Masala begins to leave the sides of the pan.
  • Now add the chopped mushrooms and spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of water and cover. Cook for 7-8 minutes and add the garam masala powder and the roasted makhani / fox nut and serve hot.

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Read more…

  1. Healthy Lunch Box Ideas For Adults
  2. 5 Lip-smacking Indian Makhana Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle
Makhana Recipes

How To Make Aloo Makhana| Aloo Makhana Recipe| Roasted Makhana

 

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Aloo Makhana Sabzi is a delicious recipe of North Indian sauce made with Phool Makhana and potatoes. This perfect curry dish is always a pleasure to have at any time with some beautiful Poori or Roti.

Tips for cooking Potato:

  • To prevent a peeled potato from breaking during cooking, soak it in cold salt water for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking.
  • Add a little lemon juice or a teaspoon of vinegar to the water when cooking the potatoes to prevent them from fading.

About Recipe:

  • How to make Aloo Makhana Sabzi?
  • Aloo Makhana Sabzi

Ingredients used in Aloo Makhana sabzi:

  • Potato (chopped) – 1 cup.
  • Onion cubes – 1 cup.
  • Tomato cubes – 1 cup.
  • Water – as required.
  • Caraway seeds – 1 teaspoon.
  • Phool makhana (fox seeds) – 1 cup.
  • Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon.
  • Kasuri methi – 1 teaspoon.
  • Ginger powder – 1 teaspoon.
  • Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon.
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon.
  • Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon.
  • Fennel powder – 1 teaspoon.
  • Cashew nut powder – 1 teaspoon.
  • Salt – to taste.

Method:

  • Mix the onions and cubes of tomatoes with a thin paste.
  • Boil potatoes and keep aside.
  • fox nuts/ lotus seeds, roasted makhana is rich in protein snack. take it in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and transfer to a plate.
  • In the same pan, add caraway seeds, methi, prepared onion & tomato paste and saute well.
  • Now add ginger powder, fennel powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cook till oil oozes out of the gravy.
  • Then add cashew nut powder, boiled potatoes along with water (water used in boiling potatoes), salt and cook well by stirring occasionally.
  • Also, add roasted makhana and cook it for 1-2 minutes.
Delicious Aloo makhana Sabzi is now ready to eat.
Makhana Recipes

Homemade Roasted Makhana Kheer Recipe – POPMAK Makhana

Makhanas are nothing but blown lotus seeds, as well as popcorn. Today is the fifth day of Navratri and I decided to treat myself today with Makhana Kheer. In general, my mother would grill ghee in a few teaspoons and add salt and pepper, which is a good meal. I think makhanas are also added to a variety of curries, but I have never tried it. Easy and quick to prepare – that’s how I went –

Ingredients:

  • Phool Makhanas / roasted makhana – 1 cup
  • milk – 750 ml
  • sugar to taste
  • Kesar – some sprigs (optional)
  • dried fruits and raisins (vertically cut almonds, pistachios, walnuts cashew) Ghee – 3 teaspoons (optional)
  • cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat ghee in a pan, roast Phool makhana on low flame till toasted. Take it in a bowl and cool it down. Crush it roughly with your hands and set aside.
  2. Take milk and sugar in a pan and heat till milk is reduced by half. Add in Phool makhana/ roasted makhana and mix well. Cook till makhana gets soft.
  3. Now add in condensed milk, cardamom, and saffron.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Serve warm or cold.

THIS IS POP MAK ROASTED MAKHANA

 

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Roasted makhana

1. Heat ghee in a pan.

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2. Add makhana, Roast for 5 mins till it is toasted.Till it is well toasted.

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3. Remove to a bowl and cool it down. Crush it roughly using your hands.

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4. Take sugar in a sauce pan, Add in milk & Mix it well.

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5. Heat it and bring it to a boil. Cook till it is reduced by half.

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6. Add the crushed makhana & Mix it well. Add in condensed milk. Mix well and cook till makhana softens.

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7. Take it off the heat. Add saffron, cardamom powder & Mix well.

 

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8. Serve warm or cold.

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Makhana Recipes

Roasted Makhana Sabzi

 

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Makhana Suppliers

The first time I saw a pack of Phool Makhana in a supermarket, it fells me interesting. They are very similar to popcorn but are actually lotus seeds. I tried to look online, and most of the recipes used cashew paste. I wanted a recipe that would be healthy. So I thought, why not replace roasted makhana instead of Paneer in a Palak Paneer recipe and that’s how the Palak Makhana recipe came about.

  • Roasted Makhana is a puff pastry that has no taste and absorbs the flavor of the sauce in which it is cooked.
  • Lotus seeds are an integral part of Chinese medicine and are used in various medical preparations. Lotus seeds are considered good anti-aging properties.
  • Frying these fried lotus seeds in the pan will help bring out their sweet aromas. You can fry the seeds in a little ghee, sprinkle with chili powder and salt on top for a good evening snack.
  • You can find roasted makhana, Phool Makhana in most supermarkets in all major cities of India. If you are in the United States, most makhana suppliers in India / Asian stores will have them at your disposal, or you can buy these healthy nutritious and organic foods online.

PALAK PHOOL MAKHANA SABZI |ROASTED MAKHANA COOKED IN SPINACH GRAVY| ROASTED MAKHANA

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Roasted makhana sabzi

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Phool Makhana
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 0.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 0.5 tsp Turmeric
  • 0.25 cup Milk
  • 1 Tblspn Ghee
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Chop the spinach and rinse gently in a bowl of water. Put the turmeric in a saucepan. The water on the spinach is enough to cook it. Cover and cook until the spinach is wilted and almost cooked. Mix with the hand blender until it is half smooth.
  • Grill the roasted makhana in a pan in a dish with a little ghee until light brown (you can mix in a dry pan if you want). Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan with the remaining ghee, grill the cumin until brown. Add the onions and cook until they are transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they lose most of their liquid. Then add the spices – turmeric, garam masala, cinnamon stick, chili powder and salt to taste – and add the water. Mix and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add spinach and milk and simmer for another 3 minutes. Add the roasted Makhana Hotel with spinach sauce. Bring to the boil, simmer for a moment, Ready to eat snack.
Healthy lunch box options

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas For Adults

Tips To Make Healthy Lunch Boxes For Adults

The key to a great meal is to keep things simple, use good food and prepare things that you can prepare in advance and keep in the fridge. All these lunches have met these three things.

Get packed lunches that you love! I bought a package of easy lunch boxes, Healthy lunch box options when my eldest went to kindergarten so she could prepare her lunch and we still use and love her. When I prepare lunch for my schoolchildren, I often only have three more lunches for the little boys at home. They like to eat out of these cute cans and I like the job to be done. I have now bought a few more sets and we still love them.

I like to make lunch while I prepare it for dinner and I already have my knife and cutting board. You can prepare a large meal or prepare a little while you go, it’s up to you.

Have you ever started making oatmeal without return for your lunch? We are possessed with these little balls of goodness.

Here are the details of Lunchbox ideas for adults!

Easy Pasta Salad

 

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Easy Pasta Salad
  • Easy Pasta Salad (red onion, mutter, roasted garlic, creamy Italian, and classic vinaigrette are awesome in this)
  • you can try this pasta salad with Cashews + dark chocolate chips, Kiwi + blueberries.

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  • Dried fruit
  • Date palm

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  • classic lasagna lunch box meal
  • peas + Grapes

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  • Chicken Vegetable + Sizzle Rice Recipe
  • banana chips + Peas
Healthy lunch box options
Grilled Chicken and Barley Salad| Healthy Lunch Box
  • Grilled Chicken + Barley Salad
  • red onion + beans

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  • Egg Salad + bell peppers

 

Healthy lunch box options

Surprising Health Benefits of Eating Jaggery – Healthy Snacks

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Jaggery is known by different names as we move in the different states of India. Jaggery is made from the juice of sugarcane, which is heated to produce thick crystals. It contains sugar in sucrose from and is used in many food products as a sweetening agent.It is considered healthier than refined sugar as certain plant phytochemicals and minerals are preserved in it.

Many people avoid jaggery as their raw appearance is not very attractive. However, it may be time to start making this food a regular part of your diet as it proves many essential nutrients and is an effective remedy for many alignments. By adding jaggery to your diet, you can get a wide range of health benefits that you may not have thought this food will provide.

Let’s take a look at all the amazing benefits of jaggery:

Skin Benefits of Jaggery

Jaggery is beneficial as a beauty treatment. It has natural properties that ensure that the skin stays healthy at all times. It nourishes the skin, treats acne and pimples.

Good for blood
best known benefits of jaggery are its ability to purify the blood, prevent blood diseases and disorders. This is why making it a part of your diet.

Helps for weight loss

Jaggery is surprisingly effective as an aid for weight loss. consumption of jaggery boosts body metabolism and reduces retention of water. If you are looking to lose some unwanted pounds, include this food in your diet.

Helpful For digestion system:
one of the main reasons that people take jaggery after meals are, it helps to maintain proper digestion and it helps in regulating bowel movement and prevent problems of indigestion, constipation, flatulence, intestinal worms, etc.

Other benefits of jaggery:

  • Cleanses the body
  • Boosts intestinal healthier
  • Prevent Nervous systems
  • Provides antioxidants
  • Prevents respiratory problems
  • Treats a cough and cold
  • Relieves joint pain
  • Controls body temperature
  • Provides instant energy
  • Boost immunity
  • Helps with urinary problem
Following are the simple recipe that you try at home
Jaggery chapati
Required Ingredients

  • Jaggery
  • wheat flour
  • Milk
  • water
  • salt

Method

  • Take a half cup of milk and 3 cups of jaggery and mix by boiling on low heat.
  • Then cool it and mix it with wheat flour, add salt  2 tsp.
  • Prepare a smooth dough by adding a little milk to it.
  • Now roll out into chapatis by smearing little oil over them.

This is the simplest recipe with jaggery. You can consume jaggery chapati with milk or by smearing ghee on it. Jaggery chapati is one of the best healthy lunch box options, healthy tiffin options for kids. Now-a-days, Healthy, nutritious and organic foods online, ready to eat snack products you can buy online.

Healthy, nutritious and organic foods online

8 Health Benefits Of Adding Popmak Makhanas To Your Diet

Amid an efforts to balance work and private life and juggle multiple roles, a woman is unaware of her own health. Because of the fast-paced life plan and therefore less time for herself, she barely controls her diet and often gives in to the temptation of the fried, unhealthy, calorie-laden trash can. Yes, having a salad bowl when you are hungry is not possible. So choose roasted makhana, which is a healthier superfood, less known and cheaper. Makhanas have been proven to have more health benefits than dried fruits like almonds and nuts. Also known as Fox Nuts, Lotus Seeds or POPMAK makhana, these are popular as fast food and have been used for healing purposes in Ayurvedic medical science. Here are the benefits of makhanas- 

1. Roasted makhanas make bones stronger

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Our body needs a good dose of calcium for the development of bones and teeth. Lack of calcium leads to weak teeth, bone pain and makes you prone to fractures. There are many foods rich in calcium, but not all can digest them. Because Makhana is high in fiber, it can be easily digested. These are good for those who are allergic to lactose or opposed to fish and dairy products.

2. Build muscle strength with protein

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100 g of fox nuts have 9.7 g of protein or about 14.25%. This is higher compared to other foods and processed cereals. Protein is a necessary element to build muscle and repair wear. The throat on Makhana for a quick dose of protein. It is also a good alternative for vegans who have limited options for vegetable protein.

3. Keeps a heart health

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Makhanas come to your rescue because they are low in sodium, polyunsaturated fatty acids and rich in antioxidants. It regulates blood pressure.

4. Great for diabetics

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Because lotus nuts are high in fiber and low in fat, they are very beneficial for diabetics. It helps digestion and releases less blood sugar. Since diabetics have to eat frequently, makhanas make a very digestive and satisfying snack.

5. Help to weight control

You can swear by Makhanas as a superfood for your weight loss mission. These are low in calories, filling, gluten-free, high in fiber, low in sodium and sufficiently hydrated.

6. Very beneficial for the kidneys

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Kidney health is supported by a low sodium diet, regulated blood pressure, and less stress. Makhanas ensure all of the above and help the kidneys work better. They relieve your body of problems such as frequent urination, inability to control urine or kidney failure. 

7. Say goodbye to insomnia

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Did you know the consequences of stress and bad food? Well, there are many, and insomnia is one. In a medical study, lotus seeds have been used prominently to treat insomnia.

8. Detoxification of the spleen

The spleen is located on the left side of the stomach and serves as a filter for the blood as part of the immune system. Old red blood cells are returned to the spleen and white blood cells and platelets are retained. The healing properties of lotus seeds help the spleen work well.

With so many benefits of roasted makhana or fox nuts, you should make POPMAK makhana part of your daily diet. Eat them, raw, roasted or cooked; Consumption of makhana at any time of the day provides super health benefits. Roasted makhana and roasted snacks brands now online available.

Makhana Recipes

5 Lip-smacking Indian Makhana Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle

The powerhouse of protein, carbs and healthy fat, makhana, lotus seed or fox nuts are gaining popularity as the new superfood. You can eat them roasted or raw, you can also make easy and interesting recipes with them in no time! Here are 7 quick and delightful recipes with super healthy lotus seeds:

1. Spicy Munchies Makhana

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Spicy Makhana

This is the simplest and fastest recipe for a snack diet. With minimal availability of ingredients in the kitchen, Makhana spiced will respond to your cravings in no time. 

Ingredients

  • Makhana – 3 cups
  • Turmeric powder
  • Red pepper powder
  • Salt
  • Chaat Masala
  • Black pepper
  • Ghee or cooking oil

Method

  • Heat the ghee or oil in a saucepan and roast the nuts for about 11 minutes over low heat. Keep stirring.
  • Add all the spices. Turn off the flame and discard the nuts well.
  • If necessary, add more Chaat Masala. Mix well.
  • Place immediately in the airtight container cool, use later.
  • If you want to skip ghee or oil, you can also dry it. However, spices do not mix well and can give a raw taste. The use of ghee or oil makes Makhana tastier.

2. Caramelized Makhana

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Caramelized makhana

For quick and easy treat, caramelized makhana is the perfect choice. We want to give it a touch of health. 

Ingredients

  • Makhana – 2 cups
  • Jaggery Gold Cane Sugar
  • Ghee or coconut oil

Method

  • Makhana fries in ghee or coconut oil over low heat until crisp.
  • In another saucepan, stir with a little water over low heat. It will melt into a golden brown liquid. Check for a sticky consistency.
  • Stir constantly for the melted jaggery on the roasted Makhana.
  • In a few minutes Makhanas would be covered with jaggery. Cool and store in an airtight container.
  • This is a good snack that you can nibble at any time. Do you have to saturate your sweet tooth with tea. The crispy fox nuts and the natural sweetness of Jaggery make you want more.

3. Healthy Makhana Chaat

Makhana Chaat| Quick Snack Recipe
Makhana chaat

Flavoured makhana is a traditionally known roasted snacks brands. Give us a turn and create a Makhana Chaat inimitable, healthy and without oil. 

Ingredients

  • Makhana
  • Potatoes
  • Quark or yogurt – 1 cup
  • Pomegranate seeds – 1/2 cup
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Raisins – handle
  • Roasted cumin
  • Coriander leaves – handle – chopped
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Soak Makhana in water for 30 minutes. Squeeze the water and put in a bowl.
  • Add the rest of all ingredients to the bowl of spices and salt.
  • Throw well. Add raisins at the end.

This healthy chaat is made in less than 15 minutes. To make it more consistent, you can add grated cucumber to the mixture. You can create a variation by replacing the raisins with Sev. Do you have this in your breakfast or snack when you are in a hurry. Your children would also like this simple and tasty chaat.

4. Makhana Matar Curry

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Makhana matar curry

It is a unique dish, unlike the usual curries. It is light and satisfying and has a fantastic taste! 

Ingredients

  • Makhana
  • Peas – 1 cup
  • Onion 2 large, chopped
  • Tomato puree – 1 cup
  • Red pepper powder (optional) – 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Garam Masala – 1 dessert
  • Caraway-2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric-1 tablespoon
  • Cashew nut 5-6
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves
  • Ginger 1 inch piece

Method

  • Put the Makhana in the heated skillet and roast over low heat until crisp. Transfer to a plate, keep aside.
  • Heat oil and sauté half of chopped onions and garlic until lightly browned. Turn off the flame and add the cashews that heat in the heat of the tub. Allow the mixture to cool before adding a paste to the mixer with a little water.
  • Heat more oil in a saucepan. Add the sesame seeds until they crack. Add half of the chopped onions to the pan and fry. Add the onion paste to the mold. Always good for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the tomato puree, turmeric, coriander powder and fresh powder. Mix well. Cover the pan and cook until the oil dissolves.
  • Add half a cup of water, peas and salt. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  • Drop roasted makhana, simmer for a minute and extinguish the flame.

The lotus seeds soak the water and thicken the sauce as the mixture cools. Garnish with coriander leaves or dry red peppers. Enjoy chapati or rice.

5. Makhana Tikki

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Makhana Tikki

Surprised? Well, lotus seeds are full of surprises and give us immense possibilities for experimentation. Here’s a super easy recipe for Tikki’s potato and fox seed.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes – cooked and mashed
  • Fox nuts – 1 cup
  • Green peppers – 2, finely chopped
  • Grilled peanuts-2 tablespoons, roughly crushed
  • Coriander leaves – handle, finely chopped
  • Fennel seed powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Chaat Masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Cooking oil – 4-5 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Start smoking ghee with fox nuts until they are crisp. Coat the seeds roughly.
  • Put the coarsely ground Makhana, the mashed potatoes and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Change the salt and spices to your taste.
  • Form the mixture into round or oval patties. Sauté lightly in pan until both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve with ketchup or pudina chutney.

You can try these recipes as healthy lunch box options ,specially healthy tiffin options for kids. These tikkis are cooked with less oil and with the advantage of fox nuts and are rich in protien snack and definitely lip smacking.