Thursday, February 5, 2015

Roasted Phool Makhana Recipe - Lotus Seed / Fox Nut Snack

Roasted Phool Makhana
I have seen Phool Makhana in supermarkets but held back myself as not being so familiar with it and not sure how it would taste, whether my family will like it or will the huge packet be kept idle...with these many questions, my mind never let me to pick these.But last weekend on our monthly grocery shopping I took these cornering all my questions aside and the next day I made this quick and easy snack, to my surprise everyone at home loved it including the lil one...Yayy!! And I couldn't stop munching them, quite an addictive snack I can say!

Phool Makhana to be in simple it is nothing but dried lotus seeds , it is called Foxnuts.Phool Makhana is very famous in North India during Vrat Season for making kheer, sabji or just roasting it for snacking.It is considered to be very healthy as its low in saturated fats and cholestrol content, Isnt that nice to hear you don't need to feel guilty while you munch on these super healthy crunchy roasted phool makhana, it tastes a bit like popcorn but I tell you this is more tasty and healthier...and yes you can prepare it in just 10mins.

This roasted makhana is crispy and crunchy perfect with a sip of coffee...you can even make it for your kids when they are back from school.I just toasted and tossed it with my favorite spices.
Roasted Phool Makhana

Phool Makhana Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Phool Makahana - 1.5 heaped cups
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala powder -1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil / Ghee - 2 tsp

Method:

  1. Measure and take phool makhana, set aside.Heat ghee a pan - add the makhana and start roasting it.How to make roasted phool makhana - Step1
  2. Roast it till golden and if you want to verify if its done, just pop one or 2 in your mouth it should be crispy then its done else roast for some more time.Then get ready with all your spice powders.Add turmeric powder and toss it well.
    How to make roasted phool makhana - Step2
  3. Now add the spice powders and toss it well.We don't want the spice powders to burn so just toss it well and don't cook for more time.Switch off.
    How to make roasted phool makhana - Step3
Cool down completely then store in airtight container.

This is how Phool Makhana looks straight from the packet!
Roasted Phool Makhana

My Notes:

  • If you are roasting in bulk then I suggest to roast it in batches so that its evenly puffed and roasted.
  • I underplayed the spices to suit my kid, you can plus or minus the spice level as per your liking.
Roasted Phool Makhana


Written by: SHARMILEE J

13 comments:

  1. A recipe to be tried by every one. One of my North Indian friend introduced this to me when found in supermarket.

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  2. Very healthy and easy too...So this is my frequently doing snack

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  3. yummy and a very healthy snack dear , love your clicks !! very well explained ..

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  4. Such a wonderful and healthy recipe. My kid happily kept munching and crunching with full of smiles!!

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  5. Good recipe !! Would like to know that where in coimbatore Fox nut / lotus seed will be available

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  6. Good recipe !! Would like to know that where in coimbatore Fox nut / lotus seed will be available

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  7. Good recipe !! Would like to know that where in coimbatore Fox nut / lotus seed will be available

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  8. Thank you for your recipe. I found you through Google. I will try this as a dessert with cinnamon and Truvia for a diabetic. Best wishes.

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  9. Thank you for your recipe. I found you through Google. I will try this as a dessert with cinnamon and Truvia for a diabetic. Best wishes.

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  10. Foxnut and dried lotus seeds are different. Foxnut is a different aquatic plant than lotus.

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  11. Tried this n came out awesome..thanks for introducing this new healthy snack to me

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