Lotus seed, phool makhana, or fox nuts is a light, quick and yummy snack. It is loaded with calcium, protein, and iron. Due to its zero cholesterol content, it is a good substitute for other fattening food items to boost weight loss. It is easily available and can be incorporated in dishes of various kinds. It works well during Navratri vrats (fasting) as well. It's a go-to snack for kids as it satisfies the nutrient need of their rapid growth. In addition, roasting them with Amrutam desi cow ghee will give you an instantly ready, sumptuous dish.
Amrutam Desi cow ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew Nuts - 1/4 cup (optional)
Makhana (fox nuts) - 1 cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat Amrutam pure desi ghee in a heavy based pan.
Roast cashew nuts.
Add the makhana.
Sprinkle salt and pepper.
Stir quickly and take it off the flame.
Store in an airtight container to keep the crunchiness intact for long.
Sprinkle a little chilli powder to add a little spiciness to the dish.
Let it cool, enjoy this yummy snack! Makhana is a go-to snack, prepared within minutes. Desi ghee adds to the taste as well as the aroma of this nutrient-packed dish.