Phool Makhana Tomato Curry



How to make Phool Makhana Curry | Super quick Phool Makhana Curry Recipe | Lotus seeds Curry 



Hello Friends,

Today's blog post is super quick, healthy, delicious recipe of puffed lotus seeds which are cooked in delectable buttery tomato curry.



Phool Makhana Tomato Curry is very easy and delicious recipe. The best suited words for this recipe is that it cannot be easier than this... 



Euryale ferox is a scientific name of Makhana. The other common names are fox nut, puffed lotus seed, Gorgon nut, Phool Patasa and Phool Makhana. Phool Makhana are considered as pious food and essential ingredient used in many rituals.




Lotus seeds are considered as the best food for women as this food has ability to burn fat, and make you look younger... thanks to enzymes available in these puffed lotus seeds which has anti aging properties and also help in repairing damaged proteins. It is also recommended during pregnancy and postnatal weakness.



The plan of action for today's recipe is roasting of makhana in butter and then cook it in tomato onion curry.


Let's get started with recipe details 

▫Preparation time 3-5 minutes 
▫Cooking time 12-15 minutes 
▫Serving 2-3
▫Cuisine Indian 


Ingredients required 


▫1 Cup phool makhana - lotus seeds
▫1 tbsp butter 
▫½ onion
▫2 tomatoes 
▫Green chillies as per preference
▫1 tsp turmeric powder
▫2 tsp red chilly powder 
▫½ tsp sugar 
▫Salt to taste
▫Coriander leaves for garnish 


Method 
✔Step 1 Mise en place 

◾Tomatoes - onion - green chillies - washed - roughly chopped - grind and make a fine paste


Step 2 Cooking time

◾Melt butter in a fry pan on slow flame, add makhana and roast it on slow flame for 3-5 minutes. 

◾Add tomato paste and stir fry for a minute or two. 

◾Add dry ingredients - red chilly powder., turmeric powder, sugar and salt to taste. Mix it well.. 

◾Add 2-3 cups of water and prepare it on slow flame for 5-7 minutes, until makhana are soft and nicely cooked.



◾Serve hot with chappati or rice.. 



Comments

  1. I haven't tried or tasted it before...Looks very yummy!!

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    1. Hi Anu,
      The roasted makhana tastes like popcorn.. In fact many people love to eat as a healthy snack. When it is prepared in tomato curry it will become very smooth and pleasing in taste. Its like enjoying rich, exotic tomato soup..

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  2. Nice post. Thanks for sharing....

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  3. Super easy and delicious... I can eat this curry every single day. Yummy!

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  4. sounds amazing!

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  5. What a nice way to serve lotus seeds curry! This look amazing, I love the colour!
    Surbhi Pandey

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  6. Lovely color and presentation. Sounds perfect for busy week nights!Thanks for sharing this delicious makhana recipe!

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  7. I love to eat roasted makhanas. My mom used to make white pepper curry with makaha. But tomato gravy is something new and intriguing to me! Will try it next time when I buy makhana.

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    1. Wow.. White pepper makhana curry sounds great to me. Please buy makhana and share,that recipe asap.. the best thing about today's curry is that it's super quick,effortless recipe and works great on those days when you don't want to cook..

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  8. Love this quick and delicious curry. Looks so beautiful too :-)

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  9. I love makhane, we usually eat during navratre times by roasting with peanuts as a salty mixture..never tried makhane curry, sounds interesting and tempting, beautiful red color curry..Yumm share Deepa :)

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    1. Yes, absolutely.. Very true Jolly.πŸ‘ Makhana is considered as pious food and normally consumed on Navratri and fasting days.. I'm sure when you try this curry.. You'll love it.. 😊

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  10. I second Anu.. I have tried roasted makhanas but not the gravy. This is very nice. Bookmarking it deepa. :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot dear, I'm very sure you'll love it..

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  11. Phool mkhane is new to me. May be known in a different name. Looks like a new dish to try.

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    1. Other common names of Makhana are foxnuts, lotus seeds, puffed lotus seeds..
      I've seen mom preparing makhana, macaroni and peas combination from school days and we use to enjoy it a lot.. thanks dear.πŸ˜†

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  12. yummy curry.lovely colour.interesting way to use lotus seeds in Gravy.

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  13. Thank you Gayathri. πŸ˜†πŸ‘

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  14. I have never cooked with Makwana but this is so easy and delicious
    Love it
    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/vangya-che-bharit-goan-style-baingan-bharta

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  15. Today will try your recipe😊

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  16. Yesterday tried your recipe Deepa, t turned out super yummyyy!!!πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ Thanks for sharingπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. Tried your recipe, and posted in my blog too...please check once!!!

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    2. Thank you so much. Very happy for you.πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŒ·

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    3. You most welcome!! Once again thanks for sharing😊

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