Simple and Healthy Makhana Snack

My kids call this “Indian Popcorn” 🙂 Makhana or Fox Nuts are the seeds of water lily, and are very nutritious.

For today’s after school and work snack, I pan roasted the Makhana Seeds with a spoonful of Ghee along with other Nuts. Along with Fresh Orange Juice, it was yummy!!

Sometimes I add dried fruits as well. Here is the other version.

What you’ll need:

  • Homemade Ghee – 1 spoonful
  • Raw Almonds – 1 cup
  • Raw Pecans – 1 cup
  • Peanuts – 1 cup
  • Coconut Pieces – 1/2 cup
  • Curry Leaves – a handful
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Chili Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Makhana Seeds – about 4 cups


1. In a large pan, add the Ghee, Nuts, Coconut, Curry Leaves, Turmeric, Chili Powder and Salt.


2. Roast on medium heat for a couple of minutes.

3. Add the Makhana Seeds and continue to roast for another 5 to 10 minutes on medium (Until well roasted). Switch off heat. 2018-04-11_16-47-14_433



My kids opted for a couple of Oreo cookies along with it 🙂2018-04-11_17-13-29_5612018-04-11_17-13-25_461

And we had some Fresh Orange Juice!!2018-04-11_17-11-55_5752018-04-11_17-11-49_176