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.
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.
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.
Serve it immediately for snacks, etc.
1.This recipe serves 2-3persons.
2.In a pan dry roast 1 cup makhana on low flame for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally.
3.Roast till the makhana are absolutely crisp.
4.Let it cool till it comes to the room temperature. Thereafter drizzle 1 tsp of honey.
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.
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).
7.Mix everything well.
8.Serve immediately. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 25 minutes
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