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Roasted Makhana or Roasted Foxnuts

Healthy Indian snack made with fox nuts or phool makhana. Recipe with step by step photos and video.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 3 cups Phool Makhana / Popped Lotus Seeds / Fox Nuts
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder or as needed
  • 1/2 tsp Chat Masala or as required
  • Black Salt / Rock Salt or use regular salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil / Ghee


  • In a wide pan, heat the ghee or oil.
  • Add the makhana to it and reduce the flame to low.
  • Roast them for 10 minutes on a low flame till they become crunchy. 
  • Then add salt and mix well.
  • Switch the flame and add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and chat masala and combine well.
  • Allow them to cool. Store in an airtight container and serve as a snack.