Sunday, 16 November 2014

Roasted Makhana/Roasted Lotus seeds

Going for a long drive need more organisation than a small outing, whenever we plan a long drive with kids, my mind will definitely look for some hassle-free snacks. A long drive do need some special attention when you plan with kids. I usually avoid oily foods for car snacks,so i always plan to make some baked goodies or oil less snacks which goes mostly for easy preparation. Am running my third week of blogging marathon with a fantastic theme, yes my theme for this week is Car Snacks and i simply loved this theme. Seriously Srivalli rock with her themes and dunno how she gets all these themes,am amazed to see the varieties of themes she suggest us every month.Coming to today's post, this roasted makhana aka puffed lotus seeds makes an excellent car snacks.

Roasted lotus seeds, Spiced Makhana

I love puffed lotus seeds very much, these seeds are not available in Paris, but i never forget to get them from India or else ask to send me some through parcel. Obviously my pantry will have these puffy lotus seeds.Roasted makhana is definitely easy to make and you can flavor them with your favourite spices or spice powders. I spiced mine with red chilly powder and chaat masala. This roasted and spiced lotus seeds stays prefect for many days if they are conserved properly in an air tightened box.

roasted makhana

2cups Puffed lotus seeds/Makhana
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/4tsp Chat masala
2pinch Turmeric powder
1tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Dry roast the puffed lotus seeds on low flame until the seeds turns crispy.

Once well roasted, add the oil, salt, chilly powder,chaat masala, turmeric powder to the roasted puffed lotus seeds.

Roast for few more minutes.

Allow it to cool completely and store in an air tight container.

Enjoy.

20 comments:

Varadas Kitchen said...

Love the picture at the top. Roasted makhana make a great snack.

Manjula Bharath said...

Thats an tempting and crispy snack aks , perfect to carry :)

Full Scoops said...

Would love to have this for my snacks!

Srivalli said...

This is surely such a tempting snack to feast on!..not used makhana, will have to try my hands on them!

Suchi Sm said...

Crispy and healthy snacks, can much this anime.. always i keep a box of fried foxnuts..

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow..love these munchies and make them often for the grandkids.

sushma said...

Perfect snack to munch on.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i want to try some recipe with this makhana...this is a perfect way to start with them

Usha said...

Love the first picture. Makhana looks so crisp and a nice snack when on road trips.

Srividhya said...

Its a great snack and easy to make too.

Ree Kasirajh said...

Thats an intresting low calorie snack!!

Archana Potdar said...

These are my favourite snack I have not made it for ages. Thanks for reminding me.

Jayanthi said...

I've never tried makhana, yours look awesome. Need to give it a try.

Shobana Vijay said...

Simple and healthy snack..will try when I find some lotus seeds here

sneha datar said...

A perfect snack for car travelling and healthy too.

Harini-Jaya R said...

We loved this snack! I have to make it once more!!

Chef Mireille said...

I keep on forgetting to get these when I go to Indian market - hopefully I will remember next time so I can try this yummy looking snack

Pavani N said...

Such a healthy & addictive snack Priya.

Jayanthi Sindhiya said...

Never had makhana, but these are so tempting...perfect for travel

Helene Dsouza said...

I saw those lotus seeds in the store but I didn't know what they were. I am, going to make this some time, thanks for sharing! =)