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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, lunch
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword healthy, lotus seed, makhana recipes, paratha recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup (1 cup = 250 ml)


  • 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.Transfer to a mixer jar and grind it to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl add wheat flour ,makhana(lotus seed) powder , red chilli powder, turmeric powder ,garam masala ,jeera powder ,coriander leaves ,oil and salt. Mix well.
  • Add some water and keep kneading till you get the smooth dough. Dough should be tight and firm (not soft).
  • Make balls from the dough. I was able to get 5 balls.
  • Roll the parathas semi thick/ thin by dusting some dry flour
  • Heat up a tawa/skillet on medium heat and place the paratha and let it cook.Once you see bubbles ,flip on to other side drizzle some ghee or oil on top.
  • Flip again and drizzle oil or ghee on the other side as well till they have nice golden spots on both sides.
  • Serve Makhana paratha with curd, pickle, raita ,ketchup or any gravy of your choice.


  1. To make it more healthy add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder or meal while preparing the dough.
  2. You can also add chat masala powder and amchur powder
  3. Make sure to roast makhana’s correctly then its easier to blend it into powder.
  4. You can prepare makhana powder and store for atleast 7 days in an airtight container .