How to make Peri Peri Makhana- Sk Khazana -

These masaledar crisp makhana make excellent starter - goes well with cocktails

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas) (मखाने), Dried red chillies (सूखी लाल मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Peri Peri Makhana- Sk Khazana

Peri Peri Makhana- Sk Khazana Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Peri Peri Makhana- Sk Khazana Recipe

  • Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas) 4 cups

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • For Peri peri masala powder

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 1/2 tablespoon

  • garlic granules 1 1/4 tablespoons

  • Dried oregano leaves 2 teaspoons

  • Dried parsley leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Citric acid 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried onion granules 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon


Step 1

To make peri peri masala, heat a non-stick pan, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and dried red chillies and dry roast till fragrant. Cool and transfer into a blender jar. Add garlic granules, dried oregano, dried parsley, dried basil leaves, bay leaf, citric acid, salt and dried onion granules and blend to a fine powder. Cool and store in a airtight bottle.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add puffed lotus seeds and roast till crisp. Transfer into a large bowl, sprinkle 3 tbsps peri peri masala and toss till all the lotus seeds are well coated.

Step 3

Transfer the makhana into a serving bowl and serve or store in an airtight container and serve as required.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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