4 Delicious Makhana Recipies You Must Try Out

Makhana (fox nut) is often found in Indian food and its specialty is that it can be eaten during fasting. Also,  if you want to make a special snack for a normal fitness routine, then also you can eat Makhana. Makhana is delicious and can be eaten in many different ways. Not only is it rich in fiber but it also comes with antioxidant properties. Makhana is usually consumed raw as well, but its snacks are very nutritious and beneficial. 

Today we are going to tell you about 4 special Makhana recipes which you can make at home with fewer ingredients. It does not take much time to make them and they look delicious. All these snacks can be made in less than 10 minutes so you don’t need to put in a lot of effort. So let’s know the recipe for snacks made from makhana!

1. Roasted Makhana

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This is the most common snack made from makhana. It is also special because it does not take any time to make and it can be customized according to your own. Whether it is being made for children or it can be made differently for adults. It can also be made with just chaat masala or maggi masala.


200 gm Makhana, 1 tsp butter, 1 tsp chaat masala.

Steps to prepare

Heat the pan, add butter to it and then roast the makhanas till they turn brown. You will also sense the amazing fragrance of Makhana. 

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2. Caramelized Makhana

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If you want a little sweet flavor in makhana, then like caramelized popcorn, you can also make caramelized makhana. This makhana recipe is also easy to make and you will love it. 


200 grams makhana, 1 teaspoon ghee, 2 teaspoons jaggery

Steps to prepare 

Roast the makhana in ghee first. Take some water in another pan, heat it and melt the jaggery so that it becomes liquid. Keep in mind that the water should not be too much. There should be consistency like 1 string syrup. Now pour the melted jaggery into the roasted makhana and it will be ready for you in a few minutes. It can also be stored and kept, just use an airtight container.  

3. Makhana Chaat 

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Flavored Makhana tastes very good and if it is eaten as a fasting chaat, then it will taste very good. Today we are going to tell you how to make Makhana Chaat. PS! It does not require oil.  


Makhana, boiled potato – 1, curd – 1 cup, half cup pomegranate, pinch black pepper, roasted raisins (optional), chaat masala, lemon juice, coriander leaves for garnishing. 

Steps to prepare

To make this, soak the makhana for 30 minutes or dry roast it on the gas for 2 minutes. If you want crunchy chaat then roast it and if you want normal chaat then keep the makhana in water. After this, drain its water and put it in a bowl. Add all the other ingredients to it as well. How long it will take depends on the way you make it. You can also bring a variety of spices and if you use rock salt instead of chaat masala, it will become a fast-paced chaat.  

4. Makhana Sabji  

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Although Makhana has its own identity as dry fruits, do you know that you can even make Makhana Ki Sabji? The taste of this dish is incredible. We all know about the benefits of Makhana in terms of health, but as a vegetable, this recipe becomes full of taste along with health. If you also want to taste the Makhana Sabji by making it at home, then we will tell you the simple recipe for making it. With help, you can easily prepare delicious makhana sabji. Also, this is beneficial for your stomach.


Makhana – 2 cup, Green peas – 1cupscup, Cashew – 8, Chopped onion – 3, Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp, Ginger grated – 1 tsp, Pumpkin seeds – 1 tbsp, Bay leaves – 1, Clove – 2, Green chilies chopped – 2, Cinnamon – 1 piece, Butter – 2 tbsp, Ghee – 1 tbsp, Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp, Oil and Salt – as per taste

Steps to prepare

To make makhana sabzi, first of all finely chop the onion. Now put poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, 2 onions, and cashew nuts in the pressure cooker. Add water to it, close the cooker and cook it for 2 whistles. After this let the cooker cool down. When the pressure of the cooker is released, take out all the ingredients and make a paste by grinding it with the help of a mixer. Take out this paste in a bowl and keep it aside.

Now take a wok, add ghee, and heat it on medium flame. When the ghee melts, add makhana to it and fry them till they become hard. After this, take out the makhana and keep it aside in a bowl. Now put oil in the pan and heat it on medium flame. 

When the oil becomes hot, add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, and cardamom. Then fry for about a minute while stirring with a ladle. Now add chopped green chilies and one chopped onion and fry it. Let the onion cook till it becomes soft, then add green peas to it and let it fry.

Wrapping up!

Try out these amazing Makhana recipes and let’s know your experience. Also, don’t forget to use Manjusha Foods Makhana to add some more nutritive benefits to your meal.

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