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Makhana Namkeen(Fox Nut Trail Mix)

Makhana Namkeen, a healthy mix of roasted makhana(fox nut/lotus seeds ) with nuts like cashew nuts. raisins. Makhana Namkeen for fasting. Gluten-free and vegan Makhana snack recipe. Lotus Seeds/Fox Nuts recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Elevenses, snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Fasting Food, Gluten-free,Vegan, Fried Food, Fasting Recipe, Fox Nuts, Gluten-free, Snacks, Travel Food
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Swati


  • 1.5 Cup Makhana/Fox Nuts/Lotus Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds/Melon Seeds/Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins and Cranberries
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala or Amchur Powder(Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional
  • 1 tbsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ghee/Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 3-4 Curry Leaves


  • In a kadhai or heavy bottomed pan dry roast makhanas. Check by crushing Makhana between index finger and thumb. It should be crisp. Once done take out in a dry bowl and keep aside.
  • In the same pan, add ghee, add curry leaves, cashews, seeds with red chilli powder and roast till they give aroma.
  • Add makhana, raisins and cranberries and mix in the dry spices(chaat masala, salt and sugar).
  • Mix well till the spices coat the nuts and seeds. Keep the flame to medium and take care not to burn the nuts and seeds.
  • Take out in a bowl or plate and store in an airtight container once completely cool down.


  • For fasting days add Sendha Namak. You can also avoid the dry masalas as per your dietary preferences.
  • Add any nuts/seeds of your choice. You can Almonds and pistachios and peanuts also.
  • If having nut allergies, add only seeds.
  • If Chaat Masala is not available to you, mix 1 tsp of cumin powder and 1 tsp of amchur(dry mango) powder. 
  • Avoid Red chilli powder or add as required when making for kids.