Monday, 15 February 2016

How to make roasted phool makhana

Recipe of Roasted Phool Makhana | Lotus seeds | Puffed Foxnuts

Phool Makhana is healthy and nutritious snack which is easy to digest and a perfect snack. This super crunchy yummy snack can be prepared in 10 minutes and can be stored for long. When you roast it in clarified butter/ghee with spices, it tastes divine. Once you taste it, you can't stop eating it. These makhana's are addictive and kids love eating this too. Instead of chips, you can pack this for them. This is a best substitute of chips and best evening snack. You can also serve it as a substitute of popcorn which you can have it guilt free.

phool makhana,lotus seeds,foxnuts

The best part about this phool makhana is that you can store it for a long time. You have to make sure to store in an air tight container otherwise it will lose it's crispiness and crunchiness. Phool makhana has so many health benefits and this is the best way to add this in your diet. It is rich in protein, calcium, iron etc. It is a perfect tea time snack. You can enjoy it with a cup of tea.

phool makhana,lotus seeds,foxnuts

Lets start with the recipe :

Preparation Time   Cooking time Total Time Yield
0 minutes10 minutes10 minutes 1 jar

Recipe Type : Snack
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients :
  • 4 cups phool makhana
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee/clarified butter
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala 
Preparation :
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a deep pan
  • Add phool makhana in it and roast it on low flame for 10 minutes and stir often
  • Cook till the phool makhana are crispy and crunchy and then turn off the flame
  • Add salt in it and stir it well 
  • Add chaat masala and pepper in it, toss it well
  • Once they cool down, store them in a air tight container
phool makhana,lotus seeds,foxnuts

Note :
  • You can store it upto 1 month in a air tight container


  1. What is phool makhana? A kind of grain?

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  3. Very interesting recipe dear. YUMMY!

  4. Delicious makhana , loved it so much dear.

  5. What a fantastic recipe, I've seen these lotus seed pops in the shops but have never tried them. Do they taste like popcorn?

  6. My mom used to roast makahans the same way, and I absoluelty LOVED them. Its been so long since I have roasted them, so time to make some roasted makhana. Lovely share Ritu

  7. I used to roasted makhanas on the same way during my navratri fast days..delicious share dear :)

  8. I used to roasted makhanas on the same way during my navratri fast days..delicious share dear :)

  9. Although I have seen recipes of roasted makhana, I have never tried it. Looks so good! I love the fact that it can be stored for a long time.

  10. This is one another recipe I did not try ... Actually I have some doubt weather my family will like makhana or not... Fingers crossed

  11. Nice! will try once easy to make. Thnaks for sharing...


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