Roasted Makhana

For Week 2 of BM #43, I shall showcase some festival recipes, specifically Navrathri specials.

In certain parts of India, the 10 days of Navrathri are set aside for religious activities which includes fasting. I understand that there are a set of rules and what can be eaten and what cannot be eaten during the fasting.

I shall post some Vrat ka Khana as it is called. For Day 1 here is a delectable snack which is healthy even if not fasting!!

The crunchy yummy bites are a hit with the kids as well.

Ingredients - 

Makhana, Lotus Seeds 3 cups
Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Chaat Masala as needed (Use any other flavors as per preference)
Oil / Ghee 2 tsp

Roasted Makhana

Method Of Preparation -

In a wok/kadai heat oil on a low-medium flame. Fry the makhana for about 8-10 minutes, stirring continuously to avoid burning them.

When they turn crisp, sprinkle salt, red chilli powder and chaat masala. Mix well and remove from fire.

Serve immediately or store in an air tight container upon cooling.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 43.

Passing them along to Srivalli's 'Kid's Delight - Healthy Snacks' event happening here at Tamalapaku.

Preparation Time 12 min
Makes 3 cups
Posted by Harini R on Sunday, August 10, 2014


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. U know I just made them yesterday and I see you have post now and its making me more tempt for some more :) perfect crunchy munches :)

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. Sounds yummy. I have to try this one yet.
    Is this picture part of Usha's exercise?

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. so well explained recipe dear harini-jaya.. I have announced some event on independence day as it was my first event, seriously i need some encouragement and motivation from you people... glad if you join my event.. Celebration of Freedom.. happy independence day :)

  7. Srividhya G Says:
  8. Should try this soon. Everything when I see this in grocery store I always wonder what to do with this...

  9. A prefect TV past time snack.

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Easy breezy, guilt free snacks, love to finish that bowl.

  12. Kalyani Says:
  13. Have some makhana seeds that need attention ..this looks like a guilt free way to snack ! Bookmarking Harini and look fwd to ur vrat KA Khana series 😊

  14. Such a healthy and guilt free snack...

  15. Srivalli Says:
  16. I have not yet cooked with these makhana seeds, though we get it..your snack sounds so good..

  17. Excellent and lovely looking makhana seeds. could have them at one go.

  18. Denny Says:
  19. Never knew I could make a crunchy snack out of makhana..nicely done

  20. Pavani Says:
  21. Such a healthy & guilt free dish.

  22. these look so good. I was in Chinatown today and saw these lotus seeds for the first time. will get them the next time to try

  23. Quick and tasty snack.

  24. I have never tried Makhanas, will try this soon.

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