Healthy Recipes of Makhana

Alpa Momaya

March 25, 2022

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#1 Spicy Makhana

This is a quick no time recipe to satisfy those sudden hunger pangs. All the ingredients of this recipe are easily available at our homes at all times. It is a great option for an evening teatime snack.
4.50 from 2 votes
Course Snack
Servings 3 People


  • 3 cups Makhanas
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Ghee


  • Heat some ghee and roast the nuts for about 10-12 minutes over low heat. Keep stirring.
  • Add all the spices. Turn off the flame.
  • If necessary, add more Chaat Masala. Mix well.
  • Store in an airtight container
Keyword chaat masala, makhana

#2 Makhana Tikki

Makhanas taste great with anything. This is a perfect recipe to serve your guests. It adds a perfect twist to the traditional aloo tikki and is much healthier.
4.50 from 2 votes
Course Snack


  • 2 cooked and mashed Medium potatoes
  • 1 cup Fox nuts
  • 2 Green peppers
  • 2 tbsp Roasted peanuts
  • handful Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Fennel seed powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • to taste Salt


  • Dry roast foxnuts in ghee until they are crisp. Grind them coarsely.
  • Put the coarsely ground Makhanas, mashed potatoes, and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Mix well. Adjust the salt and spices to your taste.
  • Make round or oval patties. Shallow fry in a non-stick pan or bake in an oven, until both sides are golden brown.
  • Serve with ketchup or pudina chutney.
Keyword makhana, potatoes, tikki

#3 Healthy Makhana Chaat

This is a healthy version of chaat without oil. It is a quick and easy recipe that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. Experiment with the ingredients of your choice and create your own version of this recipe.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 People


  • Makhanas
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 1 cup Plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • handful Raisins
  • 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • handful Coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak Makhanas in water for 5-10 minutes.
  • Squeeze the water and put it in a bowl.
  • Add all the ingredients to the bowl.
  • Mix well.
  • Add raisins at the end.
Keyword makhana, pomegranate, yoghurt

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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