Makhana is generally used for religious activities and is consumed during fast. Some consume fried makhana with sendha namak and some cook the makana into a dish and consume with kuttu ki poori.
Makhna is made from louts seeds. Makhana just like badam and walnut is rich with potassium, phosphorus and magnisum and thus is really good for health and is a wealthy source of energy.
My family and I love to eat makhana. I usually prepare the makhana gravy or fried masala makhane or makhana kebab for my family. During fast we i prepare the gravy makhana without onions or garlic and it brings out the real taste of makhana