Roasted Makhana Recipe | Roasted Lotus Seed | Startup Cooking

 ROASTED MAKHANA RECIPE | ROASTED LOTUS SEED | STARTUP COOKING

roasted makhana

Makhanas also called as fox nuts or lotus seeds, come from a plant called Euryale Fox which grows in the stagnant water of wetlands or ponds in Eastern Asia. They have been used in Chinese medicine since 3000 years and find an important place in the science of Ayurveda too.

Makhana has been the primary offering to goddesses during festivals in the Mithila region, which includes Bihar and Nepal, for centuries. During these festivals, the makhana is either made into non-flower garlands or roasted into edible form to be offered to deities as a form of devotion. (referred from zenko)

Fox nuts (makhana) is a great snack option. It's an ideal substitute for popcorn to keep the hunger pangs away. In some parts of India, it is considered auspicious and is offered to gods on special occasions and festivals.

Lotus seeds (Makhana) are actually tasteless. Roast the seeds with a little ghee on a low flame, sprinkle salt and pepper powder, yummy snack is good to go.Makhana also be used in sweet dishes like kheer and other desserts.

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HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Makhanas are packed with the goodness of protein, potassium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, iron and zinc. 
  • Its good for weight loss
  • good for kidneys
  • it helps in balancing sugar levels
  • it has loaded with fibre
  • rich in antioxidants (referred from ndtv)
Side Effects
  • Makhana have to be consumed in moderation as the excessive consumption may lead to side effects for some people
  • some people may have light allergies, gastrointestinal issues, spike in insulin levels etc.,
  • excessive consumption may lead to consipation, flatulence and bloating

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RECIPE FOR ROASTED MAKHANA

Coarse        : Snack

Cuisine       : Indian

Author        : Jayashree Karthik

Prep Time   : 1 min

Cook Time  : 6 min

Total Time   : 7 min

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup makhana
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder

PROCEDURE

  • heat ghee in a pan
  • add makhana and salt
  • roast for 5 minutes on very low flame till slightly browned and crispy
  • add black pepper powder
  • toss well
  • roast for another 1 minute
  • switch off the flame
  • cool down completely and store in an airtight container
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  1. always roast the makhana on low flame to make them crunchy from inside
  2. adjust salt as per your taste
  3. black pepper powder is totally optional, if don't need skip it
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ROASTED MAKHANA WITH STEP BY STEP PHOTO RECIPE






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