Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Spiced Phool Makhana | Lotus Seed Snacks | Roasted Fox Nut

My school going daughter has recently developed a great craving for snacks. Everyday after coming from the school, she asks for some snacks thats crunchy. I rarely entertain store bought snacks at home and also, she loves homemade food. So, I always keep a stock of 2-3 varieties of homemade snacks for her. One among those is Spiced Phool Makhana. These crunchy balls are very addictive and they are a good source of protein and Vitamin B too!
Puffed Phool Makhana is available in most of the Indian grocery stores here. With this, one can easily prepare this delicious snack anytime. So, here is the recipe of Spiced Phool Makhana or Lotus Seed Snacks..


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 - 10
Difficulty level: Medium

Ingredients:
  • Phool Makhana (Lotus seeds) - 100 gm
  • Cooking oil - 4 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Chaat masala - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar powder (optional) - 1 1/2 tsp


Method:
  • Take a wide bottom pan, add Lotus seeds and toast them on low or medium flame for 8 - 10 minutes or till they turn crispy. 
  • Heat oil in the same pan; Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and turn off the flame. Take care not to burn the spice powders. To this, add salt, sugar powder and chat masala powder. Mix it well.
  • Add the roasted Lotus seeds / Phool makhana to the seasoning and toss it nicely to ensure even coating of spices. 
  • Serve this delicious snack along with a cuppa Tea!


Tips:
  • Chat masala can be replaced with amchur powder. 
  • Use your hands for easy and even mixing.

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