makhana bhel video

makhana bhel video

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makhana bhel video. Makhanas, also called foxnuts or lotus seeds. Makhana is an excellent source of several important nutrients and makes a great addition to a healthy diet. They are low in cholesterol, fat and sodium, making them an ideal snack for untimely hunger pangs. They are also gluten-free, protein-rich and high in carbohydrates. They also help to loose weight.


Recipe Description for Makhana Bhel

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Makes 4 servings
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For The Masala Makhana
3 1/2 cups lotus seeds (makhana)
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp oil
1/4 cup raw peanuts
5 tbsp finely chopped onions
5 tbsp deseeded and finely chopped tomatoes
5 tbsp finely chopped cucumber
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp sweet chutney
1 tbsp green chutney
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (anardana)
5 tbsp nylon sev


To roast makhana

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the lotus seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil in the same non-stick pan, add chilli powder, chaat masala, turmeric powder and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds.
  3. Add the roasted makhana, toss well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the peanuts and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. In a deep bowl, add the roasted masala makhana, onions, tomatoes, cucumber, coriander, green chillies, sweet chutney, green chutney, lemon juice, salt, pomegranate seeds and sev and toss well.
  3. Serve immediately.

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