Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Roasted Phool Makhana

How to make Super quick and healthy recipe of roasted Phool Makhana, (Puffed Lotus Seeds).

Sharing super quick healthy recipe for this Diwali - Roasted Makhana which are tossed in butter and seasoned with herbs and chilly flakes.

Want to look very beautiful this Diwali then start munching this super quick healthy snack. Makhana is rich in fiber and an excellent source of protein, carbohydrates, calcium iron, thiamine and zinc. Makhana is an excellent anti aging food..

It contains an anti aging enzyme L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase which work in repairing damaged proteins. It turns back the aging process over a period of time. This seed has calming properties, good for the heart, regulates blood pressure and works as a natural pain killer.

Roasted Phool Makhana is a flavorful, light, crunchy, exotic, buttery, spicy, delicious, healthy and a guilt free snack which is best for this festive season.

Euryale ferox is a scientific name of Makhana. The common names of this flower are Phool Makhana (Hindi), Phool Patasa, Gorgon nut, Lotus seeds, puffed lotus seed and fox nut .

♦Let's start with recipe details 

  • Preparation time - nil
  • Cook time 7-8 minutes 

♦Ingredients required 

  • 1 cup Makhana 
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3tsp red chilly flakes
  • 1 tsp basil 
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder 
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste.


◾Dry roast makhana on slow flame for 5-6 minutes until crispy.

◾Now add butter, salt, pepper, herbs and red chilly flakes. Toss it up well! Switch off the gas stove, take good care not to burn chilly flakes and herbs.

◾Serve immediately and enjoy.


  1. Oh I love roasted makhana. Though, I can eat them without adding anything. But this spicy touch sounds so good. Perfect for snacking!

    1. Thank you so much Anu. Chilly flakes and herbs makes them more delightful, and this diwali main plan of action will be stay healthy, eat healthy ..

  2. Makhani is new to me. This seems to be a finger snack. Looks delicious deepa.