Makhana or fox nuts or lotus seeds - a staple food in religious ceremonies in India and is a popular 'fasting' dish prepared during Navratri and other occasions.
Makhana is rich in calcium, protein, carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, thiamine and zinc. Makhana have a neutral taste but can be spiced 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.
HOW TO ROAST MAKHANA
1tsp desi ghee
1/2 tsp jeera
1 Katori Makhana
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
In a frypan heat 1 tsp of ghee.
Once ghee is hot enough, add jeera.
Add makhana, salt and pepper.
Cook till makhana is crisp. Keep flipping the makhana otherwise it might burn.
Enjoy this nutritious snack with tea/coffee or any other beverage of your choice.