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Makhane ka Halwa

Arti Mehta
5 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Makhane ka Halwa RECIPE

Makhana is also known as phool makhana, lotus seeds, fox nuts, foxnuts, or gorgon nut. It has got a very distinct and delicious taste. The simplest ways to make makhana is by roasting them in very little ghee or just microwave them. Let them become crunchy and we have a super, power packed snack along with our tea/coffee. It is a very popular fasting food. There are many health benefits of makhana. It is high in fiber and low in calories hence a super food for those who want to reduce weight. There are many recipes which can be made from makhana and today I will be showing you how to make halwa from makhana. It tastes delicious, requires less ghee, and of course is very healthy. The only care, while making this halwa, we need to take is that when we add water to the roasted flour, the flour being very delicate and light, the flour splutters and makes the stove dirty. Do try this tasty recipe and share your feedback!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Navratas
  • Fusion
  • Roasting
  • Blending
  • Boiling
  • Dessert
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Makhana (Fox nuts): 2 ½ cups (50 gms)
  2. ghee (clarified butter): 2 tbsp
  3. Water: 1 ¼ cups
  4. Sugar: ¼ cup
  5. Almonds: 1 tbsp (chopped)
  6. cashew nuts: 1 tbsp (chopped)
  7. Raisins: 1 tbsp
  8. cardamom (elaichi): 3 (peeled and powdered)
  9. saffron strands: 2-3


  1. Heat a heavy bottomed pan.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of ghee and heat it. Add the makhana and roast until crunchy.
  3. Let them cool and then grind.
  4. In the same pan heat the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee.
  5. Fry the almonds, cashew nuts, and raisins separately and keep aside in a bowl.
  6. In the same ghee put the makhana flour.
  7. Roast this flour until it has changed color and has become fragrant.
  8. Add water and mix well. Make sure no lumps remain.
  9. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Add sugar and mix well.
  11. Add cardamom and saffron and mix well.
  12. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes more.
  13. Add the fried nuts and mix well.
  14. Cook for 1-2 minutes more and then switch off the flame.
  15. Take out the halwa in a bowl and garnish with almond slivers.
  16. Serve hot.
  17. Yummy “Makhana Ka Halwa” is ready!

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