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Spicy Roasted Makhana | Roasted Foxnut
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5 from 6 votes

Spicy Roasted Makhana | Roasted Foxnut

A delicious and crunchy snack made with Makhana / lotus seed. Enjoy the spicy snack that is also healthy and low in calories.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: savory snack, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 Cups


  • Makhana / Foxnut - 2 cups
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp adjust based on your spice level
  • Chaat Masala - 1/2 tsp optional


  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a wide pan and add the measured makhana / foxnut. Roast the makhana in low flame until aromatic and crunchy. It will take 7 to 10 minutes for the makhanas to completely roast.
  • Remove the roasted foxnut in a plate and in the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil. If you are not a vegan, you could also use butter to make it more flavorful.
  • Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to the hot oil / butter and add the roasted makhana to the pan.
  • Toss well to combine. Turn off the flame and when the makhana is still warm, sprinkle the chaat masala if using.
  • Mix again and store in an airtight container when completely cool.
  • Enjoy the crunchy makhana with tea or coffee.