Healthy Indian Tea Time Snack: Roasted Makhanas With Peanuts.

               Ghee roasted makhanas(fox nut) with peanuts.  (PC: Ms. Sarika Patnaik)

Recipe Serves : 1

Cooking Time : 15 Mins

Difficulty Level : Low

Today, we are going to prepare a very simple and easy tea time snack. This recipe is not only low in calories and healthy but it’s also very yummy. “No one can eat just one”, is an apt tag line for it. Roasted Makhanas are just like Pop Corn only healthier. Makhanas are also known as fox nut or lotus seed.

Benefits: Makhanas are low in cholesterol and glycemic index, hence recommended for diabetics as well. Its gluten free and low is calories making it an ideal snack for weight loss and weight management. Makhanas are good source of healthy carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, potassium, calcium and zinc.


1/2 tsp Cow Ghee or Coconut oil(optional)

10 peanuts (optional)

25 grams Makhanas

A  pinch of turmeric.

A pinch of salt.

A pinch of chilli powder.

How to Make:

Take a Pan and add 1/2 tsp of ghee. Let the ghee melt. Add the peanuts and roast them for 2-3 mins on a low flame.

Once the peanuts turn a little brown, add the makhanas and roast them on a low flame till they become crisp.

Keep stirring at regular intervals so that the makhanas are not burnt. Add a pinch of salt, turmeric and chili powder, mix well and turn off the stove.

Your healthy makhanas are ready to eat 🙂


Those who want to cut the calories from fat further can opt for dry roasted makhanas without ghee or peanuts.

Additional Seasonings: Those who want to make it more beneficial to overall health can add those like curry leaves, Garlic powder, Pepper etc. All these seasonings come with their individual health benefits.

 Approximate calorific value:

 Dry roasted Makhanas with peanuts: 90+ 58= 148 calories.

 Ghee roasted Makhanas with peanuts: 42+90+58=190 Calories.

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