Roasted Makhana, Roasted Lotus Seeds
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roasted makhana is a crunchy Indian snack to be enjoyed at snack time. Learn how to make phool makhana snack.
To make roasted makhana, heat the oil in broad nonstick pan and add the lotus seeds, salt and pepper powder, mix well and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously. Transfer to a plate and let it cool completely. Serve immediately or store in an air tight container.
Roasted lotus seeds are crunchy, puffy and tasty, in a unique sort of way. This recipe shows you how to make plain xxxxroasted makhana with salt and pepper powder. You can perk it up with your choice of seasonings – herby, spicy, sweet, garlicky or just plain buttery! Try the Masala Makhana.
A bowlful of roasted makhana, flavoured as you like it, will faithfully keep you company when you watch a movie or chat with friends. A cup of roasted fox nut lends 3.8 g of protein – a nutrient most needed to nourish our body cells. It is also a good source of potassium, calcium and phosphorus along with folate.
Olive oil has been used to make roasted lotus seeds, which is considered a healthier choice amongst the fast as it is high in MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids). These fats are considered healthy as they help inflammation in the body and in turn reduce the onset of chronic diseases.
However, do consider the calories it lends too because of the quantity of oil used! We would suggest ½ serving of this phool makhana snack. Diabetics and heart patients too can also include this snack in the said quantum. Alternatively, they can reduce the oil to 1 tbsp and roast on a slow to medium flame.
These roasted makhana are also a good finger food for kids parties like birthday parties and play dates.
Tips for roasted makhana. 1. Use a broad or deep non-stick pan, so each lotus seed roasts well. 2. Remember to stir continuously for uniform roasting and to get the perfect crunchiness. 3. Cool completely before serving or storing to enjoy its perfect crunshiness again.
Enjoy roasted makhana recipe | roasted lotus seeds | phool makhana snack | roasted fox nut | with images and recipe below.
- Heat the oil in broad nonstick pan and add the lotus seeds, salt and pepper powder, mix well and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Transfer to a plate and let it cool completely.
- Serve immediately or store in air tight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
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