Mint Flavored Roasted Makhana/ Foxnut/ Lotus seed
Mint Flavored Roasted Makhana/ Foxnut / Lotus seed is a very healthy and light snack made by roasting the makhana/foxnut/lotus seed with mint and spices. This vegan and gluten free snack is perfect mid morning snack or can be munched while watching a movie by replacing it with the fried or store brought snack. The roasted makhana is also enjoyed as a snack while fasting / upwaas/vraat.
Servings 2 cup
heavy bottom pan or wok
- 2 cup makhana fox nut / lotus seed
- 1 tsp dry mint powder phudina powder
- 1/2 tsp chaat masala
- 1/4 tsp rock salt sanchal or as per taste
- 1 tbsp oil
Heat a heavy bottom pan and roast the makhana / fox nut / lotus seeds on low heat for 10-12 minutes.
Or alternatively you can roast the makhana in the preheated oven at 150 C for 20 minutes.
After 10 minutes they will start changing color and start to become crisp. Remove them in the bowl.
In the same pan, heat oil. (You can also use ghee instead).
Put back the roasted makhana on low heat and season with mint powder, chat masala and rock salt. (You can also use the regular salt or sindhav salt). Mix well till the spices are evenly coated.
Roast for a couple of more minutes. Remove from the heat. The mint flavored roasted makhana are ready.
Serve the mint flavored roasted makhana / foxnut/ lotus seeds with tea, coffee or juice or munch them as a light mid morning snack or while watching a movie.
Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 438mg | Vitamin A: 26IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg