Microwave Crispy Spicy Makhana (Foxnut) Recipe ( Healthier Than Popcorn) : JhaalMurhi Flavour

Makhana, or fox nuts or lotus seeds are very popular in India as a fasting food. Makhanas are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, fibre, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc, and have high fibre content, thus making it a healthier option to snack on.

Recipe

In a small microwave-safe bowl heat mustard oil on high for 1 minute.

Take out the bowl ( don’t forget mittens as the oil is too hot and can scald, I love these silicon mittens as they have great grip for holding the glass while protecting from the heat)

Mix all the spices in hot oil and stir well

Take the makhanas in a large microwave-safe bowl with lockable lid

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Pur the oil and spice mix on top of makhanas, close the lid and shake well so that oil coats all the makhanas.

Remove the lid and put the makhanas in the microwave on a high for 2 minutes, stir the makhanas after minutes and heat on medium for 1 more minute.

Take out and allow them to cool.

Yor crispy, spicy, healthy snack is ready to be served.

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Easy Microwave Poppadom Curry (Papad ki Sabzi) – mood lifting

Ingredients:
Papad (plain or masala)- 2 

Red Onion -1 small

Tomato -1 small 

Garam Masala / Curry Masala -1/4 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Cilantro – for garnishing

Red Chilli Powder -to taste

Cumin Seeds -for seasoning  1/4 tsp

Water – 1/2 cup

Oil -1/2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Place poppadoms on microwave safe plate , microwave on high for 1 minute 
  2. Put oil in microwave safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute
  3. Add cumin seeds. Microwave on high  for 30 seconds.
  4. Add chopped onion mix well and microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Add chopped tomato, mix well with onion and heat for 90 seconds.
  6. Add Salt, Chilli Powder, Garam Masala and half cup of water to the bowl , mix well. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  7. Break the poppadoms in  bite size pieces and add to the curry. Stir well.  Microwave for 30 seconds.
  8. Garnish with the cilantro and serve with  bread / rice.