Roasted Makhana/ Roasted Phool Makahana/Roasted Fox Nuts

First of all Wishing A Shubh Navaratri to all Aps Kitchen Readers.
I have used phool makhana in curries and kheers , While I’ve been Hearing and Seeing Roasted Phool Makhana in various blogs an even hear from a neighbor aunty while my stay in Mumbai.
Today being Navratri I thought it would be apt for the day as in the north and Mumbai people use phool makhana during fasting.

· Ghee – 1 ½ tsp + a few drops
· Cashewnuts – 2 tbsp broken into bits
· Almonds – 10 -12
· Peanuts -2 tbsp(I have removed the skin)
· Lotus seeds/Phool makhana/Fox Nut -2 cups
· Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
· Chaat masala - ½  tsp
· Salt - as needed or Black salt if eaten during Fasting
· Curry leaves- few

Lets Proceed in making :
  •  And Firstly microwave the curry leaves for a few seconds to roast it keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat Ghee and roast Cashews, almonds and peanuts until they turn golden brown and keep aside on a plate.
  •  In the same pan add in the phool makhana  and roast it in medium flame for 6-7 minutes making sure you don’t burn them but they just change the colour and get roasted well. To check whether it is roasted well,take one in your finger and try to crush it, if it crushes well,that means it is roasted well. If u feel it is soft while you press,u have to roast more.
  • After it is roasted well,make a gap in the center of the kadai add a few drops of ghee in it add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,black salt and chaat masala. Crush the curry leaves with your hands and add in it.Keep the flame low else spice powders will burn.
  • Mix the powders well with roasted makhana. Add in the roasted nuts. Mix well Switch off the flame and let it cool for 4-5 minutes .
  • Serve them in a bowl with hot tea or coffee.
  • Or Store it in a Airtight container.
  • Tastes yummy  and crunchy and you need not worry about your weight while you munch on these!

As my Camera lens has to be cleaned i have clicked pictures from Iphone 6
If not making for fasting you can add regular salt.
You can skip adding the nuts if you are allergic to it I have used as my daughter loves munching nuts in such snacks.

Happy Cooking,



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