Saturday, October 19, 2013

Roasted Lotus Seeds | Roasted Phool Makhana | Roasted Foxnuts | Easy Evening Snacks

Roasted phool makhane

Lotus seeds or Phool Makhana or fox nuts is a new ingredient to me. I never know that it is used in North India in different dishes like kheers, subzi, etc... The recipe,  Roasted Lotus seeds / Roasted phool makhana / Roasted foxnuts is a very simple and guilt free snack using the puffed lotus seeds. Since this is the first time, using this lotus seeds, I choose the easy and simple recipe. This is very healthy snack and you can replace your popcorn with these seeds.

These seeds contains more protein, calcium, iron, phosphorous and zinc and are eaten during the fasting in North India. After tasting this recipe, I have decided to buy these, in regular basis. You can store these roasted makhanas in air tight container and have it anytime you want. Now to the recipe...

Roasted lotus seeds

How to make Roasted Lotus Seeds / Roasted Phool Makhana / Roasted Fox nuts

Preparation time: 05 min | Cook Time: 05 min | Serves: 4
Recipe Category: Snacks | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

1. Puffed Lotus seeds - 2 cups
2. Oil - 1 tsp
3. Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
4. Turmeic powder - 2 pinch
5. Pepper powder - a pinch (optional)
6. Chat masala - 1/2 tsp ( or as required )
7. Salt - as per taste
lotus seeds

Below is the picture of Lotus seeds 
1. Dry roast the lotus seeds / foxnut until crispy. ( you can just pinch a little lotus seed and check or even taste one and check ). When they are cripsy, take them and keep aside.

2. In another pan, add oil and when hot add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, and salt and give a stir.
3. Add the lotus seeds and mix them well.

4. Add the chat masala finally and give a quick stir, until the seeds are well coasted with masalas.

5. Serve them hot or store it in a air tight container.

Roasted foxnuts

1. These can be stored in a air tight container, for more than a week.
2. If the seeds looses its crunchiness, just dry roast them for 4 to 5 min and it will regain its crispiness.

Yummy and easy guilt free Roasted Lotus Seeds or Roasted Phool Makhana or Roasted Foxnuts is ready......

14 lovely comments:

Hamaree Rasoi

Delicious and crispy looking lotus seeds.


looks really yummy..wonderful presentation..

Candy Crow

It's one of my fav evening snack, Nice clicks :)


My daughter's fav snack..... Lovely clicks..


Stunning it

Nava K

I am not sure if the seeds are available over here. I will love to try for its really tempting. Will try to give a go with other varieties of seeds.


Yummy recipe..even i tried Phool Makhana recently and havn't been disappointed!!


my all time favourite snack....a guilt free sanck to maunch at any time...


super guilt free snack.. I have it in my draft too

Nilu A

Wow! My favourite any time snack Akila.. Looks yummy :-)


saw this few days ago in the store but dont know what to do with it...never tried


What a fab snack idea, and your clicks are to die for. Amazing!!!

Priya Suresh

Beautifully done, who can resist to this guilt free roasted foxnuts.

looks yummy yummy..wonderful clicks.

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