How to make Phool Makhana Munchies -

A very simple snack – lotus seeds roasted and tossed with ghee, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt. Makhana namkeen is a delicious and easy to prepare namkeen recipe for navratri fasts. Phool Makhana is also called dried lotus seeds .It tastes a bit like popcorn but it is tastier and healthy.

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Main Ingredients : Lotus seeds (मखाने), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Phool Makhana Munchies

Phool Makhana Munchies Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Phool Makhana Munchies Recipe

  • Lotus seeds 100 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder a pinch


Step 1

Dry roast lotus seeds on a low heat for 8-10 minutes or till crunchy.

Step 2

Combine ghee, pepper powder, salt and turmeric powder and set aside.

Step 3

Add ghee mixture to the pan and sauté for a minute. Cool down to room temperature.

Step 4

Serve or store in an airtight container.

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