Easy & Healthy Snack: Roasted Fox Nuts

4PM. Im hungry. It’s too late in the day to binge on something sweet (not like that really ever stops me), but my hunt for a healthy snack ended when I heard about makhana or Fox nuts. The name might sound a little like butter and animal body parts but it’s vegetarian and reminds me of popcorn. Apparently, its a seed of Euryale Ferox (some sort of water growing plant that resembles a lotus). To make it further exotic, it’s named after a Greek mythology creature. Fox nuts are touted to have medicinal properties besides of course being low on calories.

This one is easy and how.  
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10-13 minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 small bowl of fox nuts or makhana
2 tbsp ghee 
1 tsp salt 
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp chat masala
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder 
METHOD
  • On a hot non stick pan, melt ghee and top over the fox nuts 
  • On low to medium flame, begin to roast them. After a while, it might get a little smoky but don’t worry. 
  • Continue to roast for 10 odd minutes till they are crisp. Keep stirring. You don’t want it burning. 
  • Taste one to check its crunchiness. It ought to be crunchy enough for you to like it. Continue till the crispiness is just right (for you). 
  • Mix all the masalas in a small bowl and sprinkle the powder over the roasting fox nuts. Stir for 30-45 secs. You don’t want the dry powder to burn. 
  • Take it off the heat.
  • Let it cool and store in an air tight container.  
  • Booyah… healthy 4pm snack ready! 
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