Makhanas are popularly known as lotus seeds, fox nuts, gorgon nuts, and Phool Mkakhana. It’s actually the puffed lotus seeds or the puffed fox nuts that have high nutritional and medicinal values and are mostly grown in state of Bihar in India. In India, Foxnuts are eaten during vrat or fasting.
Makhana or Fox nuts are great snack food for diabetics and heart patients as they contain good fat and have a low quantity of saturated fats. These properties make makhanas a good weight-loss food.
Caramel Makhana or Sweet Makhana with Jaggery (Gur) recipe is a crunchy, deeply caramelized, and healthy snack for kids & adults who are on a diet. You also can add nuts like crushed peanuts or sesame seeds.
Only 3 simple ingredients are needed to make this Gur makhana recipe.
Preparation time-5 min
Cooking time- 5 min.
Cousin- sweet snacks/healthy snacks
2 cup makhana or lotus seeds
1 tspn desi ghee
1 cup jaggery
2 tbspn roasted sesame seed
Heat ghee in a pan or kadai, add 2 cup of Makhana, and dry roast them on very low heat for 3-4 minutes until they are crisp. Keep stirring them in between so that Makhana doesn’t burn.
To check if they are correctly roasted, take one Makhana in hand and crush it. If it breaks nicely with a crunching sound, that means they are done perfectly. Now transfer makhanas to a plate and let them cool.
Then add the jaggery to the same pan.
Heat it in the medium-low flame until jaggery starts to melt and it bubble’s up nicely, then add 1 tspn ghee.
Switch off the flame immediately and add in roasted phool makhana and add roasted sesame seeds at this stage. Then mix it gently. Keep stirring continuously until the jaggery is well coated with makhana.
Remove the pan from the flame once done. Cool it down, and store Gur makhana’s in an airtight container.
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