CARAMELIZED FOX NUTS/ LOTUS SEEDS/ MAKHANA – A TASTY WAY TO EAT HEALTHY
I believe if you are prepared then you won’t eat unhealthy. Only if you carefully plan and prepare for what you have to eat only then you can avoid junk or binge eating. When you plan well you know what to eat and then you buy and prepare accordingly. Today’s post is just that. Healthy eating. This ingredient is commonly used in north India especially during fasting. Caramelized Makhana is just like caramelized popcorn. So the kids will love it too. It is sweet and crispy. Makhana is usually found in all major hypermarket or in nuts and dry fruits store.
Servings
2people
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings
2people
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a pan take makhana.
  2. Roast it on low flame for around 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.
  4. Keep roasting. Take a makhana and crush it between your fingers. If it crushes and gets powdered then it is roasted completely. If not then continue till this happens.
  5. If roasted add 1 tblspn sugar and mix.
  6. After a minute mix again. You will notice that the sugar when comes in contact with the hot pan dissolved and forms a brown caramelization.
  7. Add another tblspn sugar and mix again. Repeat the process till the sugar is finished or till your desired amount of caramelization is reached. I added very little sugar because I don’t like much sweet.
  8. Switch off the flame and let it cool. Store it in airtight container.
Recipe Notes
  1. Only after makhanas have roasted completely, start adding the sugar.
  2. Do not touch the caramelized makhana when hot.  You may burn your fingers. Wait till it cools down.