We can all agree on this - Makhana is considered a super food among health enthusiasts. Why not? It has endless benefits to offer - it is rich in antioxidants, loaded with micronutrients, promotes heart health and is easy to turn into different recipes. One can always munch on makhanas guilt- free and not worry about consuming any extra calories. Makhanas are also extremely versatile as you can have them as is or coated with flavourful spices. We recently came across another such interesting makhana recipe that is sure to leave you asking for more! It's the makhana chaat.
Sounds interesting, right? Healthy and nutritious makhanas, along with the sweet, spicy and tangy flavours of a chaat, make for an ideal snacking option. If you're looking for something quick yet delicious, this recipe is just for you! Besides, it also keeps you full for a longer time and keeps your hunger pangs at bay. Here we bring you a makhana chaat recipe that you can prepare in just 10 minutes. This recipe has been shared by renowned chef Guntas on Instagram. Take a look:
Chef Guntas took to Instagram to share the recipe and wrote alongside, "Craving a snack but can't find guilt-free snacking options- this Makhana Chat could save the day for you! It's easy to make, super delicious and quite nutritious!" Let's take a look at the recipe:
Quick and Easy Recipe: How To Make Makhana Chaat In 10 Mins
- 2 cups of makhana / fox nuts/ lotus seeds
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped tomato
- 1 chopped green chilli
- Chopped mint & coriander leaves
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- 1 tsp jeera powder
- Green chutney
- Date & Tamarind chutney
- Roasted peanuts
- Start by roasting makhanas in ghee until they turn crispy. Transfer them to a bowl once they cool down.
- Now, add chopped tomatoes, onions, green chilli, mint and coriander leaves, and spices. Mix well.
- Top it up with curd, green chutney, tamarind chutney, coriander leaves, roasted peanuts and a sprinkling of chaat masala.
Chef Guntas also mentioned the following tips in the caption:
- Make the bhel and serve it quickly, otherwise it tends to get soggy.
- Make sure the heat is low when roasting the Makhana to keep them from burning.
- Did you know Makhana is also called Fox Nuts or Lotus Seeds!
Try out this makhana chaat recipe and let us know how you liked it.