makhana chaat recipe

Makhana Chaat Recipe | Roasted Phool Makhana Recipe

What is Makhana Chaat?

Slightly sweet, tangy, spicy; totally crisp makhana combine with sweet and tangy fruits to make makhana chaat recipe. This is an interesting chaat recipe. The combination of fruits takes the makhana chaat to another level. Makhana chaat is a very healthy recipe and can be customised as per liking.

Makhana health benefits are many. And therefore I always find ways to include makhana in our diet. Chaats are everyone’s favorite. And therefore makhana chaat is a foolproof way to add makhana to our diet and enjoy the makhana health benefits.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Makhana Chaat recipe

Chaat recipes are quite simple and this one especially doesn’t even call for any chutney or so. In fact, fruits have been used which increase the nutrition and taste of the chaat. There are a number of ways/recipes to make use of makhana health benefits, makhana kheer being the most common one. Makhana kheer is an easy kheer recipe and can also be prepared and had during fasts. As of now let’s have a look at the ingredients required for makhana chaat recipe:

Makhana: Good quality and crisp makhana should be used for makhana chaat recipe. Makhana has been dry roasted till crisp. However, you can also add ghee to roast makhana. Roasting makhana is a time taking process; especially if you are dry roasting.

Fruits: I have used apples, kiwi, and pomegranate for this recipe. You can use the fruits of your choice. Just avoid juicy fruits as these might make the makhana soggy.

Seasoning: Honey, white pepper, dry mango powder, etc. have been used to add flavors to the makhana chaat.

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Chaat recipes are very frequently prepared in my home. Be it evening snacks or a light dinner, chaat is a crowd-pleaser. Also, chaat recipes are healthier snacks and few chaat recipes are totally oil-free such as khaman chaat recipe, matar chaat recipe, etc. These and many more chaat recipes can be checked here.

How to serve Makhana Chaat?

Serve it immediately for snacks, etc.

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How to make Makhana Chaat

1.This recipe serves 2-3persons.

makhana chaat recipe

2.In a pan dry roast 1 cup makhana on low flame for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.

makhana chaat recipe

3.Roast till the makhana are absolutely crisp.

makhana chaat recipe

4.Let it cool till it comes to the room temperature. Thereafter drizzle 1 tsp of honey.

makhana chaat recipe

5.Add the remaining spices i.e. ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder, ¼ tsp white pepper powder, ¼ tsp dry mango (amchur) powder and salt to taste. Toss everything well.

makhana chaat recipe

6.Transfer the chaat to a mixing bowl and add fruits i.e. ¼ cup each chopped apple, chopped kiwi and pomegranate arils (anaar ka dana).

makhana chaat recipe

7.Mix everything well.

makhana chaat recipe

8.Serve immediately. Bon appétit!

makhana chaat recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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