Healthy Puffed Lotus Seeds Salad | Phool Makhana or Fox Nuts With Amazing Health Benefits
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Puffed lotus seeds or fox nuts- 3 cups
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Onion chopped- ¼ cup
  • Tomato chopped- 1 tomato
  • Spinach or any green chopped- ¼ cup
  • Cilantro chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Cooked chickpeas- 1 cup
  • Mint chutney- 2 tbsp
  • Chaat masala- 1 tsp
Making Homemade Mint Chutney
  • Mint leaves- ½ cup
  • Cilantro leaves- ¼ cup
  • Green chilies- 1 or 2
  • Ginger- 1 inch slice
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Water- ¼ cup
  1. Place a large pan over medium heat, add ghee.
  2. Add the puffed lotus seeds, roast for 10 minutes till they turn crispy and light golden in color.
  3. Puffed lotus seeds have to be roasted well, only then they will turn crispy otherwise will be soggy.
  4. I make homemade easy mint chutney, to a blender jar add all the above-mentioned ingredients for making mint chutney. Grind till smooth, can be made ahead of time & kept in the refrigerator.
  5. To a large bowl, add the roasted puffed lotus seeds and all the toppings.
  6. Cooked potatoes cut into small bite sizes can also be added.
  7. Mint chutney will be spicy & tangy, so add based on your needs.
  8. Yogurt can also be added.
  9. Combine everything well.
  10. Enjoy this salad right away. If this is kept for a while, puffed lotus seeds will turn soggy & will lose the crispy texture.
  11. After roasting the puffed lotus seeds in ghee, they can be stored in an air-tight container for a few weeks.
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