Mazedaar Makhana

When you think about snacks to munch on, what are your options? Chips, Popcorn, pakodas? Chef Shazia Khan presents a snack recipe using makhanas that you can munch on without any guilt.
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Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

6-10 Min




  • 3 tbsp desi ghee
  • 2 cups lotus seeds
  • 1 tbsp desi ghee
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut chips
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup ground nuts
  • 20 gm cashew nuts
  • 20 gm almonds
  • 1/4 cup roasted gram
  • 20 gm raisins
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped dry red chillies
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of hing
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar


  1. 1

    Heat oil in a kadai or thick pan.
  2. 2

    Add the phool makhana and roast on medium-low flame.
  3. 3

    There will not be much of color change.
  4. 4

    Remove in a bowl.
  5. 5

    In the same oil, dry roast coconut chips, ground nuts, cashews, almonds, roasted gram and raisins.
  6. 6

    Remove them in a bowl.
  7. 7

    In the same kadai, add red chilies, curry leaves, turmeric powder and hing.
  8. 8

    Add all the fried ingredients and toss salt and sugar powder to it.
  9. 9

    Toss quickly 3-4 times.
  10. 10

    Cool thoroughly.
  11. 11

    Store in airtight container and serve makhana chivda as required.

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