Makhana Namkeen (Fox Nut Trail Mix)

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About Makhana Namkeen (Fox Nut Trail Mix)

Here is what to do with the glut of nuts you received for your Diwali gift. Make this healthy, tasty and addictive trail mix along with makhana and snack guilt free. You will love it!
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Calories - 230 kcal
Servings - 4


  • 2 cup Makhana
  • ½ tsp Desi Ghee plus 2 tsp, vegans can use any neutral oil of their choice
  • 1/3 cup Almonds
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp Peanuts Groundnuts
  • 2 tbsp Dried Coconut khopra, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Raisins
  • ¼ - ½ tsp Red Chili Powder adjust amount to taste and according to heat of the chilies
  • 1/3 tsp Salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp Dry Mango Powder Amchur
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
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  • Dry roast the makhana in a wok or a frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, till they become crisp. (you can check by crushing a bigger piece of makhana to see if the batch has toasted or not)
  • Remove the makhana in a heat resistant plate or bowl. Set aside.
  • In the same pan, heat half a teaspoon of ghee and fry almonds, ground nuts and peanuts till they begin to turn golden brown and aromatic. You need to keep stirring the contents continuously to prevent them from burning. Once done, remove them from the pan and set aside.
  • Now add the thinly sliced dried coconut pieces and while continuously stirring, toast them till they begin to turn light brown in colour. Be careful not to burn them. Remove from the pan.
  • In the same pan, heat two teaspoons of ghee and over medium heat, add curry leaves. They will immediately begin to crackle. Add the salt and red chili powder. Stir and sauté for just a few more seconds or till the chilli power is no longer raw and the curry leaves are crisp.
  • Next add the nuts, raisins, sliced coconut and makhana to the pan and mix everything well and remove the pan from heat. Sprinkle the amchur powder and stir well again. You can increase the amount of amchur powder if you enjoy a more tangy flavour but this much amount was perfect for our taste.
  • Remove the contents in a plate or bowl and allow them to cool completely before storing in an air tight jar.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use chaat masala if you do not want to use amchur.
  • This recipe is great as an edible gift to add to your Diwali or Christmas gift basket.
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 83IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

Taruna Deepak
Taruna Deepak

I believe in creating easy, simple yet flavourful and healthy recipes with some occasional indulgence. I call them the no-fuss recipes- making not much dent on time and mostly effortless which actually is my cooking motto. 

I abide by one advice that my Mom gave me while entrusting her culinary experiences to me, it is the love and passion with which one cooks the food that makes all the difference. So cook with passion and serve with love!

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