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peanut butter makhana served in a bowl
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Peanut Butter Makhana

Quick and healthy snack recipe made with phool makhana and peanut butter.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword peanut butter makhana
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 73kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml


  • How to Roast Makhana:- In a pan, add 1 teaspoon of ghee, 1 cup of Makhana, and roast them on very low heat for 5-6 minutes, keep stirring them in between so that Makhana does not 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 keep aside.
    step to roast the makhanas in ghee collage
  • Add peanut butter to the same pan and turn off the heat. Stir in for few seconds until it completely melts.
    Add a pinch of salt and the roasted makhana at this stage and then gently mix until well coated.
    step to add roasted makhanas collage
  • Remove the pan from the stove once done. Once they cool down completely, they can be separated and stored in an airtight container.
    peanut butter makhana served in a bowl



  • Use almond butter instead of peanut butter for a variation.
  • You can add 1 tablespoon of shredded or desiccated coconut to the peanut butter mixture for extra taste.
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds also can be added to the peanut butter mixture.
  • If you are vegan you can replace ghee with coconut oil or olive oil


  • Make sure to roast makhanas before adding to peanut butter. Makhanas should be crispy.
  • Do everything in low flame to get the perfect texture and taste.
  • Can be stored in an airtight container for a week at room temperature. If these are exposed to the air they get soggy and does-not taste well.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg