Fried Makhana Namkeen (Lotus Seeds) Recipe –Quick Home Snacks By Sunita

Ingredients –

  1. Makhana (lotus seeds) – 50 gram
  2. Oil / Ghee – 1 tsp.
  3. Black pepper – 1/2 tsp.
  4. Salt or black salt to taste
  5. Curry leaves – 7-8
  6. Ground nuts or cashew nuts – 1 tbsp.
  7. A pinch of turmeric powder

Method –

  • Heat a pan add oil, curry leaves and cook for few minutes on low heat.
  • After few minutes add makhana on low heat for 8-9 minutes or till crunchy.
  • Now add pinch of turmeric powder mix well.
  • After 8-9 minutes turn off the heat and put the makhana into the bowl.
  • Now heat a pan add ground nuts and roast for few minutes or till crunchy.
  • Now Add roasted ground nuts into the bowl.
  • Add black salt, black pepper and mix well.
  • Fried Makhana is ready to serve or store in airtight container.

Crispy Okra / Bhindi Fry

Ingredients –

  1. Okra (Bhindi)-15 to 20 pieces
  2. Chickpeas flour (Besan)-2 tbsp
  3. Rice flour -1 tbsp
  4. Red chilli powder -1 tsp
  5. Ginger-garlic paste -1 tbsp
  6. Gram masala powder-1 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Vegetable oil as needed
  9. Turmeric powder -1 tsp

Method –

  • Cut the bhindi/okra length wise.
  • Add besan, rice flour, salt to taste, Turmeric powder, ginger-garlic paste, gram masala powder, red chilli powder and Vegetable oil-1tsp into the bowl, and mix well.
  • If required you can add little water also.
  • Mix them nicely until they get coated on the okra.
  • Heat oil in a pan/kadhai on medium heat.
  • Place okra  in the oil gently.
  • Fry until it becomes crispy and brown in color.
  • Keep tossing and flipping the okra.
  • Take them out once they become brown in color.
  • Bhindi/okra Fry is ready to serve.