Roasted Makhana Salt & Pepper, Roasted Foxnut Recipe

The easiest Roasted Makhana recipe that you'll ever see. Requires very less ingredients and the preparation time is less too. One FYI: In english, Makhana is called Foxnut or Lotus seeds.

Well, I was unaware about this delicious and healthy snack called Roasted Makhanas until a friend from the North got these for me when he had gone for a vacation back home.
I asked him the recipe for this and quickly tried this at home. In the roasted Makhana recipe given below, I have used salt and pepper as the key ingredients. If you don't like the flavor of pepper, you can substitute it with red chilli powder.
Makhanas (Lotus seeds) have a lot of health benefits. They have a low calorie content and are known to be good for weight loss.

Recipe Details

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Preparation Time: 2 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 3 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Bowl - Makhana (Lotus Seeds)
  • 1 tbsp - Salt
  • 1 tbsp - Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tbsp - Ginger Powder
  • 4 tbsp - Oil (Ground nut oil or Mustard Oil)


1: In a large Kadhai or cooking pot, heat 4-5 tbsp of oil.

2: Once the oil is hot enough, add the Makhanas in it and stir for around 30 seconds.

3: Next, add salt, pepper and ginger powder onto the Makhanas and mix well.

4: Keep the stove heat to a medium flame and keep stirring the Makhanas for 2-3 minutes.

5: After 3 minutes, turn off the stove. Your roasted Makhanas are ready to be served.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 450 | Fats: 0.1 | Sodium: - | Protein: 9.7 g

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