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Chilli Makhanas Recipe – Khanapoor

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Ingredients

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100 grams Makhanas (Lotus seeds)
1 tbsp Red chilli (Lal mirch) powder
As per taste Salt (Namak)
1 tbsp Cooking oil (Tel)

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Chilli Makhanas Recipe – Khanapoor

Features:
  • Gluten Free
  • Spicy
  • Vegan
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A tasty and healthy snack which can be prepared in a jiffy.

  • Serves 5
  • Easy

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Chilli Makhanas is a very healthy and tasty dish.

Chilli Makhanas can be prepared within 15 minutes. Makhanas are also called Lotus seeds, Fox nut, Euryale ferox or Gorgon nuts.

Makhanas are low in calories but rich in dietary fibre. It is also rich in protein and various minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium and phosphorus. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Makhanas are very beneficial for people suffering from diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

In India, Makhanas are consumed a lot in North India. It is produced on a large scale in the state of Bihar. Internationally, it is produced in Korea, Japan and some parts of Russia.

Now, let us see how to prepare this simple and healthy Chilli Makhanas.

Take makhanas (lotus seeds) in a mixing bowl and add cooking oil (tel) to it.

Tel - Chilli Makhanas Recipe - Khanapoor

Add red chilli (lal mirch) powder as per your desired level of hotness.

Lal Mirch Powder - Chilli Makhanas Recipe - Khanapoor

Now, add salt (namak) as per taste.

Namak - Chilli Makhanas recipe - Khanapoor

Mix everything properly, and put it in a kadhai (wok).

Mix and put in a kadhai - Chilli Makhanas Recipe - Khanapoor

Turn on the gas stove and roast till the makhanas (lotus seeds) are crisp. Make sure you roast them on a medium flame or else they might burn.

Roast till crisp - Chilli Makhanas recipe - Khanapoor

Your crisp, hot makhanas (lotus seeds) are ready for snacking. Put them in an air tight container so that they stay crisp for a long time.

Chilli Makhanas recipe - Khanapoor

You can have these at any time of the day through out the year. Flavoured makhanas are also available in the market but I always prefer to prepare it at home.

Do try this recipe and as always I look forward to your genuine feedback. I am also sharing links of few other recipes from this blog.  Jackfruit Seeds Fry Recipe, Non Fried Batata Vada Recipe, Kothimbir Vadi (Non – Fried) Recipe, Khari Biscuit Pizza Recipe, Potato Sesame Toast Recipe, Jackfruit Pakoda Recipe, Breadfruit Pakoda Recipe, Dal Vada Recipe.

Do try these as well and let me know your thoughts!!!

 

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Steps

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Step 1

Take 100 grams makhanas (lotus seeds) in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp cooking oil (tel), 1 tbsp red chilli (lal mirch) powder and salt (namak) as per taste.

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Step 2

Mix everything properly with your hands and put it in a kadhai (wok). Heat the gas stove and keep the flame on medium and roast till the makhanas are crisp.

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Step 3

Once they are crisp. put them in an air tight container so that they stay crisp for a long time.

Megha

Hello, I am Megha and I live in the city of Navi Mumbai. I was born and brought up in Mumbai. I am a third generation Mumbaikar. My native place is Bantwal which is in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. I am a MBA by qualification but my real passion is food which I found out a few years ago when I started to cook on a full fledged basis. I come from a family of foodies where everyone is a great cook irrespective of gender. We basically love and live food. So, I thought why not start writing a blog and share my love of food with everyone!!!

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