Roasted Masala Makhana | Masala Phool Makhana

 Roasted Masala Makhana | Masala Phool Makhana 

Roasted Masala Makhana | Masala Phool Makhana

Masala Makhana, also known as roasted lotus seeds , is a popular delicious Indian snack made from puffed lotus seeds, also known as foxnuts. These crunchy, bite-sized treats are coated with a delicious blend of Indian spices, making them a flavorful and satisfying snack option.

Masala Makhana has its roots deeply embedded in Indian cuisine and culture. It is believed to have originated in the northern states of India, where lotus plants are found abundantly. In Indian culture, lotus seeds are considered auspicious and are often used in religious ceremonies and festive celebrations. These masala makhanas are healthy snack options during Navratri festival fasting or other Indian festivities like Diwali etc..

Nutritional Benefits of Lotus seeds or Phool Makhana -

💪Rich Source of Protein and Fiber-

Masala Makhana packs a nutritional punch, as it is a great source of plant-based protein and dietary fiber. These nutrients help in promoting satiety, aiding in digestion, and maintaining a healthy weight.

💪Essential Vitamins and Minerals-

Lotus seeds are also rich in essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. These nutrients play a vital role in strengthening bones, regulating blood pressure, and maintaining overall good health.

💪Antioxidant Properties-

One of the standout benefits of Masala Makhana is its antioxidant properties. Lotus seeds contain flavonoids and phenolic compounds that act as antioxidants, protecting the body against cellular damage caused by harmful free radicals.

The classic Masala Makhana recipe involves roasting the lotus seeds in ghee (clarified butter) and then tossing them with a blend of aromatic spices like turmeric powder , chili powder, and salt. I have added chaat masala to make it extra flavourful.

So there you have it – a delicious and nutritious snack that combines the best of Indian flavors with the goodness of lotus seeds. Masala Makhana is a delightful snack that not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides a host of nutritional benefits. From its rich protein and fiber content to its antioxidant properties, Masala Makhana is a healthy addition to your diet. Whether you prefer the traditional recipe or enjoy experimenting with different flavors, this versatile snack can be incorporated into various dishes, salads, and even enjoyed as a standalone snack. Just remember to store it properly to maintain its freshness and quality.Whip up a batch of Masala Makhana and savor the delightful crunch and aroma that will leave you craving for more. Happy snacking! Check out how to make this crunchy masala Makhana recipe below .


Makhana (Phool Makhana /lotus seeds)-100 gms
Red chilli powder-1/2 -3/4 tsp 
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Chaat masala powder-1/2-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee -2-3 tsps 

Recipe Video 


👉Heat a tsp of ghee in a kadai add the lotus seeds or fox nuts and roast in medium flame for 5-7 minutes until the seeds turn golden brown and crispy.( Note-When you break a seed it should crumble effortlessly).

👉Now make a pit in the same kadai by moving the seeds to the sides making a gap in the middle, add another 1 or 2 tsps of ghee, next add in all the masala spices like turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, required salt and mix everything until well combined and making sure the masalas are evenly coated on to the Makhana seeds.

👉Continue to sauté for another 2-4 minutes in medium flame making sure not to burn the makhanas.

👉Switch off the gas and allow the masala makhanas to cool down completely before storing into an air tight container.

Preparation Time-20 minutes 


✍️The quantity of the masala spices can be adjusted as per personal taste preferences there is no exact measurement for this recipe .
✍️To keep your masala makhana as fresh as possible, store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Avoid exposure to moisture or heat, as it can make the makhana lose its crunchiness.

‼️Allergic Reactions

While masala makhana is a delicious and nutritious snack for most people, it's important to note that some individuals may be allergic to it. If you experience any adverse reactions after consuming masala makhana, such as itching, swelling, or difficulty breathing, it's best to avoid it and consult with a healthcare professional.

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