Makhana also known as lotus seeds or phool makhana. It's basically dried lotus seeds that are really good for health. Makhana namkeen is a low fat, tasty Indian snack. Makhanas are dried seeds that are got from the lotus plant and used in a wide variety of dishes. In north India it's used in many gravy dishes like in matar paneer dish, aloo matar (peas potato gravy) etc.
The health benefits of makhana are: It's a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. High in fibre and low in calories, it enables weight loss.
Makhana namkeen is very easy to make and is super delicious. It's a good tea time snack and goes very well with chai (Indian tea). You can store it in air-tight container for few days and can enjoy it later.
It's a healthy roasted snack, it requires less oil. The ingredients are makhana (dried lotus seeds), green chillies, peanuts, chana dal (split chickpeas), curry leaves and some Indian spices.
It's a light snack, full of nutrition, crispy, crunchy and yummy snack. This is one of my family's all time favourite tea time snack.