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spicy masala makhana served in a bowl
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Spicy Masala Makhana Recipe

Spicy Masala Makhana or Roasted Makhana Masala is a healthy instant snack recipe that is made up of makhana (lotus seeds or foxnuts) and few spices in just under 10 minutes.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword makhana recipes, masala makhana, phool makhana
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 128kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml


  •  How to Roast Makhana:- 
    Heat ghee in a pan and add 1 cup of Makhana. Roast them on very low heat for 4-5 minutes until they are crisp, keep stirring them in between so that Makhana does not burn.
    To check if they are roasted properly just take one Phool makhana in hand and crush it. If it breaks nicely with a crunching sound that means they are perfectly roasted.
    step to roast makhana in a teaspoon of oil till crisp in a pan collage
  • Put the ghee in the same pan on low heat, add red chili powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala, black salt, and salt, mix well quickly. Do not burn the spices.
    Add the roasted makhanas. Toss them for about 2 minutes, till the spices are well coated.
    step to add spices and roasted lotus seeds to ghee collage
  • Let the Makhana cool to room temperature. You can serve it right away or store in airtight container for later use.
    Spicy Masala Makhana served in a black bowl



Tips & Variations

  • Adjust the salt and spices according to your preference.
  • Do everything in low flame to get the perfect texture and taste.
  • You can use your favorite combination of spices as mentioned above.
  • You can eat foxnuts during vrat (or fasting).
  • If you are making in bulk, do it in batches.
  • If you are vegan you can replace ghee with coconut oil or olive oil.
  • You can store masala makhana in an airtight container for a week at room temperature. They get soggy and don't taste well if exposed to air.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.1g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1.2mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 0g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 0.7mg