These Healthy Indian Phool Makhana (Lotus Seed) recipes are not only super fast to make with some prep-work but they are also filled with protein, fiber as well as other essential vitamins and minerals for growing toddlers, and great for weight loss.
What is Makhana?
Makhanas are popularly known as lotus seeds, fox nuts, Euryale ferox, gorgon nuts and phool makhana. It’s actually the puffed lotus seeds or the puffed fox nuts that has high nutritional and medicinal values and mostly grown in states of Bihar in Indian.
How much Makhana to eat in a day?
One to two handful of Makhana should be ok and enough to give you the positive health benefits.
Health Benefits of Makhanas
Makhanas are packed with the goodness of protein, potassium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, iron and zinc. These essential nutrients make this munchy a perfect go to healthy snack.
Here are few health benefits which will convince you to add them to your diet.
- An anti-ageing enzyme in these seeds is said to help repair damaged proteins
- They are low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight loss.
- Makhanas are recommended for diabetics too due to their low glycemic index.
- They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content.
– Source food.ndtv.com
10+ Phool Makhana Recipes are below
Let’s have a look at the easy collection of Indian recipes using Phool Makhana that includes snacks, diet, weight loss, dessert, curry, and fasting recipes.