Makhana Chivda Recipe is a crunchy healthy snack made with roasted makhana's(foxnuts) ,peanuts, sliced coconut, dalia ,curry leaves and few spices
How to Roast Makhana:-
Heat ghee in a pan or kadai and add 1 cup of Makhana and dry roast them on very low heat for 4-5 minutes until they are crisp, keep stirring them in between so that Makhana doesnot burn.
To check if they are roasted properly just take one Makhana in hand and crush it ,if it breaks nicely with a crunching sound that means they are done perfectly.Now transfer makhanas to a plate and let them cool.
Heat ghee in the same pan ,add mustard seeds lets them crackle and then add peanuts roast until golden brown.
Then add roasted gram dal along with sliced dried coconut and fry on medium-low flame till coconut is roasted well.Do not brown the coconut.
Then add curry leaves ,red chili , asafetida(hing) and saute for another 30 seconds till the curry leaves become crisp.Then add spice powders like turmeric powder ,red chili powder ,sugar and salt.
Give a quick mix and switch off.Add roasted makhana toss it well.
Cool down for a while serve immediately or can be stored in an airtight container upto 10 days.