4 Easy Makhana Recipes | Roasted Makhana Recipe | Healthy Snack Recipe | JOOS Food

4 Easy Makhana Recipes | Roasted Makhana Recipe | Healthy Snack Recipe | JOOS Food

4 Easy Makhana Recipes | Roasted Makhana Recipe | Healthy Snack Recipe | JOOS Food

Looking for a healthy option for your evening snack time.. Then look no further JOOS Food ’s Makhana recipe will come to your rescue and keep all the hunger pangs away.

Makhana/ fox-nuts is the new age super food and has been gaining popularity all over the world.
They are low in cholesterol, fat, and sodium. This makes them an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger pangs.
They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content.
Makhanas are recommended for diabetics too due to their low glycemic index.

So munch on this perfect snack recipe with different mouthwatering flavors and pick them according to your taste

Gur Makhana: If you want that sugar rush ..then gur makhana is perfect for you as it will satisfy all your sugar cravings while keeping calories under check. This recipe is also known as caramelized makhana.

Spicy Makhana: If you enjoy savory flavor then spicy makhana is perfect for you and can be maded with the very basic ingredients available in any kitchen.

Pudina Makhana: A recipe perfect for the chaat lovers with that perfect tangy flavor.

Namkeen Makhana: A recipe that has the goodness of makhana as well other nutrient-dense nuts.

Make this deliciously healthy snack and let us know in the comment section on how you liked it.

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Makhana Chivda


Recipe by Brinda Gandhi

Gur Makhana
2 cups Phool Makhane
3/4 cup Jaggery, roughly chopped
1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut
2 tbsp sesame seeds
pinch of salt

Dry roast the makhana until they become light brown in color and crispy, for 10 mins approx.
To check if the seeds are thoroughly cooked, press in between fingers and it should feel hard and brittle.
Combine jaggery with 3 tablespoons of water and boil until thick.
Add sesame seeds, salt, and coconut and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add makhane and take it off the flame.
Keep stirring continuously so that the jaggery will stick onto the makhana.
Allow it to cool completely.
Store in airtight container and good for 2-3 week

Pudina Makhana
2 cups makhana
2 tsp ghee
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp pani puri masala
1/4 tsp salt

Dry roast the makhana on low flame for 10 mins or until crisp and golden brown.
Keep aside.
Heat ghee in the same pan and add the spices.
Add the makhana and toss well so that that the makhana is coated well with the spices.
Switch off the flame and cool.
Serve or store in a airtight container.

Namkeen Makhana
1 1/2 tbsp Ghee
2 cups Makhana
1/4 cup Almonds
1/4 cup Cashew Nuts
2 tbsp Melon Seeds
2 sprigs Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder

Dry roast the Makhane until they are crispy and crunchy.
Remove from pan and keep aside.
Heat the ghee in the pan and fry almonds and Cashew nuts until brown.
Add melon seeds and curry leaves and let them sizzle
Add the spices and salt and mix everything.
Add makhana and toss well so that the makhana gets coated with the spices.
Switch off the flame and let the Namkeen cool.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Spicy Makhana
2 cups makhana
2 tsp ghee
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp roasted jeera powder
1 tsp salt

In a pan dry roast makhana for at least 5-10mins in low flame and set aside.
Heat ghee in the same pan and add the spices
Now add the roasted makhana and toss it well until the spices are coated well.
You can serve it right away or store in airtight container for later use.

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