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 main meals!

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
Main Ingredient


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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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Mini Bites


         So you too have a sweet tooth like meπŸ˜€, but are you counting calories all the time! Try this quick, simple and healthy recipe. We all crave for that little sweet something after lunch or dinner and this recipe is perfect for those sweet cravings. It’s a yummy summer snack and my kids love to have this in between their online study sessions. What I love about these frozen little bites is that they are so easy to prepare, even my kids (which are pretty grown up now!😁) can make this on their own without my help. It’s a no bake recipe and an instant hit with the family. All ingredients used in this recipe are very easily available. You can play around with this recipe, like instead of banana you can use strawberries! Replace dark chocolate with white chocolate. Use chocolate chips as topping or may be add some colorful edible gems as topping to make it more appealing to your kids. Do let me know, If you try this, post a comment or picture and tag me @whitebutton2020 on Instagram.

Makes : 9-10 mini bites
Cuisine: American
Course: Snack/Dessert

Ingredients & Qty
1. Banana : 1 peeled medium sized banana (don’t use soft, over ripe or raw one)
2. Dark Chocolate: 6 squares I have used 6 squares of one 150 gm Dark chocolate bar. Instead of Dark chocolate you can use white chocolate as well.
3. Natural Peanut Butter : 30 gm or 6 tsp (Approx) Instead of peanut butter you can use almond or some other favorite of yours.
4. Milk : 2-3 tsp 


1. Cut the banana into thin slices (not too thin!)

2. Spread the peanut butter on a slice and cover it with the other slice, so basically you have to make banana and peanut butter sandwich. If you find the peanut butter as too sticky and hard to spread, microwave it for 30 seconds.

3. Freeze for about 1.5 or 2 hours. (It is important to freeze the bites before you start dipping them in the melted chocolate because otherwise you will find them slippery and difficult to work with)

4. In the meanwhile, place the chocolate squares in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir (Don’t rely on your eyes, because the chocolate pieces retain their shape until you stir them Or boil 1 cup water in a saucepan, then reduce the flame and let it simmer, Place a bowl that fits the mouth of the sauce pan, Put the chocolate in that bowl, keep on stirring until the chocolate melts)

5. Add 2 to 3 tsp milk and whisk, to make the chocolate dip easy to work with. Lot of people add coconut oil to achieve a thin working consistency but i prefer milk.  

6. Take the bites out of the freezer and one by one dip them in the melted chocolate leaving the top of the sandwich or you can only dip half of it or you can go for the chocolate coated version by putting the whole sandwich into the dip ( for this you may require little more chocolate). Place a baking sheet or parchment paper in the tray so as to avoid chocolate stains and also to easily transfer the bites to the serving dish. I could not arrange one because of the lock down in my city.  

7. Freeze the bites again for at least an hour before serving.

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