FoxNut Munchies ( Salt and pepper spiced Makhana)

Lotus Nuts, Fox nuts.. What’s in a name?  Except this provides more nutrition than your average munchies and huge plus, this is not deep fried. I faintly remember this being brought into the menu by my maternal grand mom. But in Chennai where I grew up , this was not a common occurrence. I had been eyeing this in the stores and went on to read about it a bit. On a catch up session with my mom, she remembered how it was catered to in our household . So there you folks, a simple and quick recipe,that is made in a Jiffy and the next time you feel like reaching for the bag of chips, or butter smothered popcorn , or just like that during the in between times, this is what you would be reaching for ..again and  again , I promise !

Foxnut Munchies
Serves 6
Crunchy, Munchy spiced Foxnuts.. Perfect to keep munching on!
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Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. • 2-3 cups of dry foxnuts
  2. • 1 tsp of oil ( olive or any non flavored oil)
  3. • 1/2 tsp of dry paprika powder
  4. • 1/2 tsp of dry pepper powder
  5. • 1/2 tsp of salt
  6. • 1/2 tsp Amchur or Dry Mango powder
Instructions
  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a large wok.
  2. Add in the flavors / spices that are listed above or of your choice.
  3. Add in the Fox nuts/ Lotus nuts/ Makhana
  4. Roast on medium heat until they become nice and crunchy. Usually in about 10 min or so.
  5. Take it out in a large container,add the salt and shake it about to distribute it.
  6. Serve it up and start munching!
Notes
  1. Store in an airtight container. Stays fresh for a week or so.
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3 comments

  1. These look like a great snack. I have to go get them right away..Are they guilt free? a suggestion would be…Along with your excellent recipes, a small note on the health benefits or cautions will make a follower like me a disciple

    1. That’s an awesome thought ! yes , will also make it easier for on the fence guys ! will do so. Thanks!

  2. Here are some quick fact about the Fox Nut :http://web.archive.org/web/20090227092134/http://www.foodsnherbs.com/fox_nut_%28qian_shi%29.htm

    I found that they are Popular in chinese medicine..

    NATURE:

    Neutral; sweet and sour; attributive to kidneys and spleen.

    CHARACTERISTICS:

    The seeds of a small deciduous shrub, cultivated like lotus with large floating leaves and a large violet flower. The seeds are oval with a whitish color and contain about 10% protein and lots of starch. It is a superior herb highly regarded for restoring sexual vigor and youthful energy in older men, and for retarding aging. It is commonly used as food.

    THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

    Strengthen kidney to preserve essence, deprive dampness to relieve leucorrhea, emission, frequent urination; strengthen the spleen to relieve diarrhea; regulated blood pressure; relieve numbness and aching near waist and knees. It is suitable for arthritis; impotence; and premature aging.

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