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Makhana is a type of edible seed that is popular in India and other parts of South Asia. It is also known as fox nut, lotus seed and phool makhana. The seed is derived from the Euryale ferox plant, which is native to India and China. Makhana is a crunchy snack that is low in calories and high in protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It is often roasted and flavored with spices, herbs, and other ingredients. It can be eaten as a snack or used as an ingredient in dishes such as curries, desserts, and salads.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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makhana (foxnuts)

1 cup


1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/4 teaspoon

Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

1 tablespoon



Step 1:

Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat.

Step 2:

Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add makhana and roast for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4:

Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.

Step 5:

Cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 6:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Step 7:

Serve hot. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 67163 users have chowed down on Makhana a whopping 197491 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Indore, Chandigarh, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Makhana like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Makhana, our users are head over heels in september, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Makhana is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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