Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spicy Phool Makhana

Hai friends today I am coming with simpla and yummy snack called "Spicy Phool Makhani".This is very simple ans easy to prepare.These are called Lotus seeds and Foxnuts.
Basically a floating water lily plant native to eastern asia. the plant grows in water. the plant’s white seeds are edible. the plant is cultivated for its seeds in india, china and japan. the chinese have cultivated the plant for 3000 years and the seeds are used in traditional chinese medicine. as makhana is harvested in stagnant wetlands, no fertilizers or pesticides are used in the entire cultivation. thus making these naturally organic.
makhana is rich in calcium, protein, carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, thiamine and zinc. makhana have a neutral taste. you can spice it up the way you want. just roast them and when they are cool, store in an air-tight container. anytime you want a light and nutritious snack, just have the roasted makhana.
I actually never try and taste this before.One day I show this is tv and give a try.I liked it.If we have Phool Makhana sitting in ur pantry just give a try.It can be prepared under 15 minutes.Ok lets go to the recipe.


Ingredients

Phool Makhana- 1 packet
Oil-3 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder to taste
Turmeric


Preparation:

Heat oil in a pan or kadai.

Add the makhana and roast for a good 10-12 minutes on a low heat till they become crisp and crunchy. keep on stirring in between.



When they turn crispy keep them aside in another bowl.

Now in same pan add 1 tsp oil and make it heat.

To this add the turmeric,salt and chilli powder.(Don't make burnt the spices)




Add the phool makhana to the spicy mixture and mix it well.

Make it cool and store in the air tight box.

Serve it with tea or we can have it without tea.