Makhana namkeen recipe (Roasted makhana with dry fruits)

Makhana namkeen recipe for navratri vrat or fasting – This is healthy snack recipe made by roasting phool makhana aka fox nuts. Roasted nuts and dry fruits are added to make it more nutritious.

Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

Phool makhana are called fox nuts in english. It is also known as lotus seeds. These seeds are extremely healthy, light and digestible.

I have not been grew up eating this phool makhana. But during the blogging journey, I came to know that phool makhana can be eaten during the fast or vrat. Many people consume it during navratri vrat.

During the fasting days, many times we eat many fried stuff like farali batata vada, sabudana vada, rajgira puri and so on. Apart from all these dishes, if you are looking for something healthy then try this roasted phool makhana namkeen.

Other recipe on the blog made using makhana for vrat, fasting : phool makhane ki kheer

Along with roasted makhana, I have added almonds, cashews, raisins, pistachios and coconut slices. These nuts add more nutrients to this snack. Feel free to skip or increase or decrease the amount of any nuts or dry fruits as per your choice. You can make this snack with only phool makhana too.

During the navratri vrat, if you are fasting for all 9 days then make a big batch of it and keep in the airtight container. It will be really handy when you feel little hungry or keep munching whenever you feel like.


How to make roasted makhana namkeen recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Heat 1-2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add phool makhana. Roast it with stirring constantly till they get roasted and become crispy. And you will notice very light brown color.

2) Remove it to a bowl.
Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

3) In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon of ghee. Add cashews and almonds. Roast them with stirring constantly till they get light brown color and toasted.

4) Add to the same bowl with makhana.
Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

5) Here I have not roasted pistachios and raisins. Added both as such in it.

6) Also roast the coconut slices in the same pan without any ghee for few minutes.
Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

7) Add it to the same bowl.

8) Mix well.
Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

9) Now while everything still warm. Add salt, pepper, sugar and amchur powder.

10) Stir well, so everything is coated well to the makhana and nuts.
Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

Let it cool down completely then serve or store in container. It stays good for a week or so in airtight container

Serving suggestion: Enjoy this makhana namkeen any time of the day as a snack. This can be served during hindu fast or vrat, upwas.

Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits

Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat | Roasted makhana with dry fruits
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Roasted Makhana namkeen recipe for vrat

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1-2 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 1 cup Phool makhana (Fox nuts or lotus seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons Dried coconut slices
  • Rock salt (Sendha namak) to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar optional

Instructions

Making roasted makhana namkeen recipe:

  1. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add phool makhana. Roast it with stirring constantly till they get roasted and become crispy. And you will notice very light brown color.
  3. Remove it to a bowl.
  4. In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon of ghee. Add cashews and almonds. Roast them with stirring constantly till they get light brown color and toasted.
  5. Add to the same bowl with makhana.
  6. Here I have not roasted pistachios and raisins. Added both as such in it.
  7. Also roast the coconut slices in the same pan without any ghee for few minutes. Add it to the same bowl.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Now while everything still warm. Add salt, pepper, sugar and amchur powder.
  10. Stir well, so everything is coated well to the makhana and nuts.
  11. Let it cool down completely

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