The festive season is almost here and we are all set to celebrate Sharad Navratri soon. Navratri starts on September 26, 2022 and ends on October 5, 2022. It is a nine-day festival, widely marked across India. During this time, devotees worship Goddess Durga and her nine incarnations - they observe vrat, eat light sattvik food and offer puja to the Goddess. People eat food made with sendha namak, kuttu ka attta, sabudana and more. Some of the most popular vrat dishes include sabudana khichdi, kuttu poori, makhana kheer and the list goes on. Another such popular vrat food is makhana dry fruit namkeen.
Visit any grocery store during this time of the year, you will find this snack being packed and sold widely. Makhanas, tossed with dry coconut, raisin, sev and some light spices, this dish makes for a perfect snack anytime of the day. It is crispy, sweet-and-spicy and leaves you craving for more. Here we found the recipe of this amazing snack for you. You heard us. Now, you can make this vrat-friendly namkeen at home and enjoy fresh any time you want. Let's take a look at the recipe.
Navratri-Special Recipe: How To Make Makhana Dry Fruit Namkeen:
To make this dish, you need makhana, peanuts, almonds, cashew nuts, watermelon seeds, raisins, coconut pieces, curry leaves, green chillies, black pepper, rock salt, powdered sugar, red chilli, roasted jeera and desi ghee.
Start with roasting peanuts in desi ghee until they turn crispy. In the same pan, roast almonds, cashews and the seeds one by one. Then roast raisins for few seconds. Then, roast the coconut pieces and take them out in a bowl.
Put some more ghee in the pan, add green chilies, curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. After some time, add makhana and roast till it becomes crispy. In this step, add more ghee if you want. Now, add the dry fruits to it, sprinkle red chilli, rock salt, black pepper, jeera and mix everything together. Switch off the flame and the namkeen is ready to be relished.
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This Navratri, make this yummy makhana dry fruit namkeen at home and relish it during the vrat.
Happy Navratri 2022, everyone!
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