Roasted makhana(Fox nut /Lotus seed)
Makhana /lotus seeds/Fox nut are healthy snack for fasting or for any day.
When my son was around 2 years old he wouldn’t eat anything except crackjack biscuits.I went to my mother’s house for my second delivery .One day my mom was fasting so she made roasted makhanas and gave it to him also .From that day till now my kids are fond of roasted makhanas.They like roasted one more than makhana kheer.
This is my mother’s recipe.
- 2 bowl – Makhana/Fox Nut/Lotus Seeds
- 2 tsp – ghee
- 1/2 tsp – black pepper
- Sendha Namak/Rock Salt
- In a pan or kadai heat oil, add makhana/puffed lotus seeds and roast with regular stirring on low flame for 6-8 mins or until they becomes light brown, crispy and crunchy.
- Off flame , mix salt and pepper powder
Serve immediately or store in air-tight container once cooled.
If making this not during fasting then you can use normal table salt.
Healthy roasted Makhana can serve with tea.