Tangy Roasted Fox Nuts/Phool Makhana

Hello friends

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.

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Makes 1 medium snack bowl
Cuisine : Indian
Course : Snack
Difficulty Level : Very Easy
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Ingredients

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
Ingredients
Main Ingredient

Method

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!

Tangy-Roasted Fox Nuts/Makhana

*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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Warm Mushroom Salad

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So here I am with my first recipe. It’s first week of February and it’s pretty cold here in India. I am sure nobody would mind having a hot salad that adds a little warmth to the cold evenings.

It is super easy to make and takes very little time to cook. The only problem is that it vanishes too fast than one would even imagine, once you put it on your dinner table!! (haha)😁

Mushroom Salad
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Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes 
Makes 2 servings
Cuisine: Continental 
Course: Appetizer
Difficulty Level : Easy
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IngredientsQuantity
Yellow bell pepperHalf of one small pepper
Red bell pepperHalf of one small pepper
Broccoli2-3 florets
Button mushroom6 to 8
Olive oil1 tsp
For Seasoning
Lemon juice1 tsp
Chat masala* or black saltTo taste
Oregano To taste (Optional )
Ingredients

Method

  1. Chop the properly washed vegetables and steam them for 8-10 minutes.
  2. In a pan put 1 tsp olive oil and saute the steamed vegetables on high flame for 45 seconds.
  3. Remove from flame and adjust the seasoning as per your liking before serving.

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