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phool makhana paratha served on a plate with curry on the side
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Makhana Paratha (Lotus Seed Paratha)

Makhana Paratha is an easy to make and healthy paratha prepared with wholewheat flour, Makhana pops (lotus seeds) and indian spices
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword lotus seed, makhana paratha, paratha recipes
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 336kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup (1 cup = 250 ml)


  • How to Roast Makhana:- 
    Heat ghee in a pan or kadai, 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 doesn't burn.
    To check if they are correctly roasted, take one Makhana in hand and crush it. If it breaks nicely with a crunching sound, that means they are done perfectly.
    Transfer to a mixer jar and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Add wheat flour, makhana (lotus seed) powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, jeera powder, coriander leaves, oil, and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Add some water and keep kneading till you get the smooth dough. The dough should be tight and firm (not soft).
  • Make balls from the dough. I was able to get five balls.
  • Roll the parathas semi-thick/thin by dusting some dry flour.
  • Heat a tawa/skillet on medium heat and place the paratha and let it cook. Once you see bubbles, flip onto the other side drizzle some ghee or oil on top.
  • Flip again and drizzle oil or ghee on the other side until they have nice golden spots on both sides.
  • Serve Phool Makhana paratha recipe with curd, pickle, raita, ketchup, or any gravy of your choice.


Tips & Variations

    • To make this fox nuts paratha recipe more healthy add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder/meal while preparing the dough.
    • You can also add chat masala powder and amchur powder
    • Make sure to roast makhana’s correctly then it's easier to blend it into powder.
    • You can prepare makhana powder and store it for at least 7 days in an airtight container.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg