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June 13, 2015

Roasted Phool Makhana Recipe-Easy Evening Snacks Recipe

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Roasted phool makhana recipe

I started using Phool makhana (lotus seeds/Foxnut seeds in English) very recently. Nowadays I am making recipes like phool makhana curry, phool makhana kheer and masala roasted phool makhana very often in my kitchen. I will share the kheer recipe very soon. This roasted phool makhana is a very simple, quick, healthy and guilt free evening snack recipe which you can do in the next 10 minutes. Phool makhana has amazing health benefits and nutritional values. It helps in cardiac protection, good for digestion, helps to improve appetite and much more. Even though it is bit costlier, we can buy and consume it at least once or twice in a month to enjoy its health benefits. In Bangalore, you can find phool makhana in Nilgiris, Total, D- mart and Metro. Now lets see how to make this quick phool makhani recipe for evening teatime snacks.

Phool makhana recipe

Phool Makhani

Roasted phool makhana recipe

Roasted phool makhana recipe Roasted phool makhana recipe- Easy,healthy,guilt free evening snack
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Cook time: 8 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes

1 cup - 240ml
  • Oil  or ghee- 2 tsp + 1 tbsp
  • Lotus seeds/Phool makhani -2 cups
  • Red chilli powder or sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Chaat masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Curry leaves & curshed garlic - few(optional)
  • Black salt- a pinch ( optional)

  • In a pan, heat oil and roast the phool makhana in medium flame for 4-5 minutes. Make sure you don’t burn them. To check whether it is roasted well, take one in your finger and try to crush it or gobble a few. If it crushes well, it is roasted properly. If you feel it is soggy to press, you have to roast more. Similarly if you eat, it should be crunchy else roast for few more minutes. 

  • After it is roasted well, transfer to a plate. Heat 1 tbsp oil or ghee in the same kadai. Lower the flame completely. Add red chilli powder,  salt and chaat masala or garam masala powder. Keep the flame low else spice powders would burn.
  • Add the roasted makhana and coat the masala well in low flame.. Switch off the flame and let it cool in the kadai for 3-4 minutes. Now serve them in a bowl with hot tea. Tastes yummy and crunchy !
  • You can replace chaat masala powder with garam masala powder. You can also add a pinch of aamchur powder for tangy taste.
  • Adding curry leaves or garlic is optional.
  • Ghee gives a nice flavor. So don’t skip it. You can add some crushed garlic cloves along with spice powders to get a nice garlic flavor.

Easy, healthy roasted masala phool makhana is ready to munch with hot tea !
Masala roasted phool makhana recipe

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Unknown said...

Healthy snack with lotus seeds..nice clicks

Chitra said...

Thank you Gayathri :)

Priya said...

I want to try this too.Will give it a try,how does it taste ?

Chitra said...

It tastes crunchy like popcorn :)

Unknown said...

Can it b stored?

Chitra said...

Yes in a air tight box.But only for an hour or two.It will become soggy if exposed to air.

Unknown said...

I want to know how eating makhana will affect on the health. Also, can you suggest some other diet habits which doesn’t have any side effect.

Chitra said...

Please check this link :

Unknown said...

Can it be stored for 2 months in air tight container? Or cover. I came through a product ready to eat makhana