Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack

Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack

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masala makhana is a tasty Indian snack to lure the health conscious. Learn how to make roasted makhana in 10 minutes.

Healthy makhana is a delicious jar snack that you can have at snack time or even pack in the kids’ snack box or take to office to munch when you are hungry and share with friends.

To make masala makhana, heat a deep non-stick pan, add the makhanas and dry roast them on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the makhanas in the deep bowl and keep aside. Put the oil in the same pan, add red chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, chaat masala and salt and mix well. Switch on the flame, add the roasted makhanas, mix well and sauté it on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately or cool it completely and store it in an airtight container. Use as required.

Let's take a few minutes to jazz up spicy masala makhana, so that a healthy snack becomes super tasty too! Here the crispy roasted lotus seeds are given a chatpata touch by adding some peppy spice powders including chaat masala.

Being roasted in 1 tbsp of oil, they are a nourishing snack with 128 calories and 3.8 g of protein. Roasted makhana in 10 minutes are crunchy, tasty along with a nourishing touch by way of potassium, phosphorus and calcium.

Heart patients can benefit from the magnesium and folate count of masala makhana. Being roasted in olive oil, it is a source of MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) which helps prevent inflammation in the arteries and thus protects the heart.

Diabetics are suggested to opt for ½ serving while keeping a check on their daily carb count. Those aiming to eat healthy as well kids on a weight loss diet can reach out for masala phool makhana as compared to crunchy fried fat laden snacks. Gluten sensitive people can also enjoy this snack. Pregnant women can try this dry snack to keep nausea at bay.

Tips for masala makhana. 1. Remember to stir continuously at step 1 for uniform roasting and to get the perfect crunchiness. 2. When you put the oil in the pan, ensure the flame is off. Add spices and mix well and immediately mix them and add roasted makhana and switch on the flame. This is to prevent the masalas from burning. 3. Remember to cool completely before serving or storing to enjoy its perfect crunchiness again.

You can also try other recipes with lotus seeds like Roasted Makhana.

Enjoy masala makhana recipe | spicy masala makhana | healthy makhana |masala phool makhana | roasted makhana in 10 minutes | with recipe and video below.

Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack recipe - How to make Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 cups
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Ingredients


For Masala Makhana
3 cups lotus seeds (makhana)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste

Method
For masala makhana

    For masala makhana
  1. To make masala makhana, heat a deep non-stick pan, add the makhanas and dry roast them on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the makhanas in the deep bowl and keep aside.
  3. Put the oil in the same pan, add red chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, chaat masala and salt and mix well.
  4. Switch on the flame, add the roasted makhanas, mix well and sauté it on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Serve the masala makhana immediately or cool it completely and store it in an airtight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy128 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates16.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.2 mg
Masala Makhana Recipe Video by Tarla Dalal

Reviews

Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack
 on 27 Nov 19 11:24 AM
5

Tarla Dalal
27 Nov 19 03:55 PM
   Thank you for your feedback. Happy cooking!
Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack
 on 26 Feb 18 08:22 AM
5

My all time favourite snack.. I have always eaten.. plain roasted.. But when i tried this.. one.. this is just amazing.. now this is always stored in my house.. in the jar.. thank you for this amazing recipe..