You can never have enough of these crunchy,tasty & tangy roasted makhanas(lotus seeds)! It is a perfect easy to prepare, healthy, evening snack. You can munch on these to fight food cravings or hunger pangs that often strike in between your breakfast and lunch!
Good to know
Makhana/Fox nuts/lotus seeds are low in sodium. Their high calcium content is good for bone health.
--------------------------- Makes 1 medium snack bowl Cuisine : Indian Course : Snack Difficulty Level : Very Easy ---------------------------
|30 gm Phool Makhana (Fox Nuts)|
|3 tsp Olive Oil|
|1 tsp *Chat masala|
|1/4th tsp Chilli Flakes|
|1/4th tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder|
|1/4th tsp Turmeric powder|
|1/4th tsp Black salt (Kala namak)|
|Juice of half lemon|
1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a heavy bottom pan, add Makhana/Fox nuts and roast on low flame for 3-4 minutes.
2. Add 1 more tsp olive oil, red chilli powder, chilli flakes, black salt, chat masala, mix well and roast for another 1-2 minutes on low flame. (I could have added all the oil at once in the beginning only but makhanas are so good and quick at soaking up the oil that i prefer to add some in between as it allows the entire batch to be uniformly crispy!)
3. Add lemon juice, mix well
4. Remove from flame, your tangy, roasted makhana /fox nuts are now ready! Enjoy!
*Chat Masala is a spice mix from the Indian cuisine and is a mix of tangy and spicy flavours. It has cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, asafoetida (hing), dry mango powder and black salt.
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