Makhana Bhel Recipe

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How to make Makhana Ki Bhel Recipe ?

Time for a quick Makhana Bhel, don’t miss the tips on Chutney as makhana (foxnuts/lotus seeds) get chewy very quickly.


Ingredients of Makhana

First Make Thick Coriander Chutney

  • 1 tbs Raw peanuts.
  • 1 garlic clove.
  • 1-2 green chillies.
  • Salt.
  • 1 bunch of coriander leaves.
  • 3-4 ice cubes.
  • 1/2 lemon juice.
  • 1/2 tbs water .                                   Next we will make sweet tamarind chutney
  • 1/2 tbs water in heated pan.
  • 1/2 cup jaggery (gud).
  • 1.5 tbs tamrind pulp (extracted by keeing tamrind in warm water for 30 minutes).
  • 1 tsp red chili powder.
  • Salt.

Next roasting makhana (foxnuts)

  • 3-4 tsp oil.
  • Some Raw Peanuts.
  • Salt.
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder.
  • 150 gm Foxnuts / Lotus Seeds (roast on medium flame).
  • Salt & Red Chilli powder.
  • For Mixing of bhel-
    finely chopped. tomatoes.
  • Finely chopped onions.
  • Finely chopped raw mangoes.
  • Coriander leaves.


How to make

  • To make Makaha Bhel.
  • We need to prepare thick chutney.
  • First we make coriander chutney (mint thick sauce).
  • In a mixie jar, take 1 tbs raw peanuts, 1 garlic clove.
  • Add 1-2 green chillies and salt
    Crush all thedry ingredients first.
  • Now in the mixie add 1 bunch of coriander leaves.
  • Add few ice cubes so that chutney doesn’t get black.
  • Add 1/2 lemon juice.
  • You can also add mint leaves if you like.
  • Chutney should be thick and not liquidy, so use less water, as Makhana tends to get chewy very quickly.
  • Add just 1/2 tbs water and churn, green coriander chutney is ready.
  • Now we maie sweet imli (tamrind) chutney.
  • Heat up a pan and add 1/2 tbs water.
  • Add 1/2 cup jaggery (gud), and let it melt on medium flame.
  • Water is added just to ensure jaggery doesn’t stick to surface.
  • Add 1.5 tbs tamrind pulp.
  • Add 1 tsp red chilli powder and salt.
  • Mix well and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Chutney will on its own get thick as it cools down.
  • In a pan, take 3-4 tsp oil and first take peanuts for roasting.
  • Add salt and 1/2 tsp red chili powder.
  • Take out peanuts and now roast foxnuts (makhana).
  • Add salt and red chili powder.
  • Roast at low to medium flame for 10-12 minutes.
  • Add peanuts back.
  • Take out roasted nuts in a bowl and let it cool down.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes, onions, raw mangoes you can also add pomergranate, boiled potatoes.
  • Add coriander chutney & tamrind sweet chutney.
  • Mix quickly.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and besan sev.
  • Makhana Bhel is ready, eat it instantly 

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