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Patanjali Phool Makhana | Lotus Seeds - 250gm

Patanjali Phool Makhana | Lotus Seeds - 250gm

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Makhana is a plant also known as Euryale Foxnative to Eastern Asia. It produces white seeds which are edible. In India, especially in Punjab and Eastern parts, it is often roasted and fried. They are also considered pious in many cultures. 

Nutritional Value 

These seeds are low in cholesterol, fats and sodium. It helps to control blood pressure and prevents constipation. It is very beneficial for diabetic patients as it reduces the blood sugar level and is also used to treat insomnia. It is packed with loaded with calcium,phosphorous, kerotine, iron, zinc, and vitamin B. 

They make for a light snack to satisfy your mid meal cravings. Makhana kheer is another way of preparing these as a dessert. It is interesting to know that makhana is being used in Chinese medicine for over 3000 years now. 

Masala Makhana  | Spiced Lotus Seeds Recipe

Most people tend to develop a snacking habit at such times and though one may have made the decision to eat healthy, raw vegetable sticks, fruits and granola bars become boring quite soon. Also, despite the heat, one does tend to crave for a hot or warm snack, freshly made. This recipe for Masala Makhana or Spiced Lotus Seeds is not only very healthy and delicious, it’s extremely quick and simple too. Lotus seeds are very easily available at most grocery stores, so fill up on the goodness.


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon asafetida 
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 fresh green chillies (minced)
1 large sprig fresh curry leaves
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 cups lotus seeds (makhanas)
salt to taste

1.    Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add asafetida, cumin, chillies and curry leaves.
2.    When spices crackle and curry leaves turn crisp, add turmeric and immediately add lotus seeds and salt. Toss very well.
3.    Allow lotus seeds to heat through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
4.    Serve immediately.

This also makes for a great quick breakfast on the go!

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