Makhana Fruit & Nut Snack Mixture

 

Makhana are seeds from the water lily plant. And this is a healthy guilt free organic snack that’s great for anytime! A evening snack with tea, or for kids after school snack, or even in snackboxs (assuming nuts are allowed). And its quite simple to make.

I used some raw nuts and some roasted, all roasted nuts or all raw would also work just fine.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Makhana – 4 to 5 cups
  • Raw Almonds – 1/2 cup
  • Raw Walnuts – 1/2 cup
  • Split Gram (Kadale) – 1/2 cup
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – 1/4 cup
  • Roasted Peanuts – 1/2 cup
  • Dried Blueberries – 1/2 cup
  • Raisins – 1/2 cup
  • Curry Leaves – 2 to 3 stems
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Paprika or Chili Powder – 2 to 3 tsp
  • Ghee – 4 to 5 tsps
  • Salt to taste

Method:

1. In a large pan, add 2 to 3 tsp of Ghee. Add the Almonds and Walnuts and roast them on medium low.

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2. Add the Split Gram and roast.

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3. Put aside the roasted nuts. Add the Makhana to the pan and 1 to 2 tsp of Ghee and roast on low.

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4. Add the Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and Peanuts, and the nuts previous roasted.

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5. Add the Turmeric Powder, Paprika and Salt. Mix.

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6. Add dry roasted Curry Leaves (I forgot to roast them with the nuts and makhana. So dry roasted them separately)

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7. Add the Dried Blueberries and Raisins. Mix.

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8. Mix well. Enjoy this guilt free snack!!

After I had made this I put a spoonful into my son’s mouth for taste as he was engrossed in drawing something, he gave me a thumbs up :) So I went on to put a spoonful into my other son’s mouth, who was busy playing basketball outside. Got another thumbs up!! Kids approved!

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