Salt and Pepper Makhana | Salt and Pepper Lotus Seeds

A while ago I made Makhana Palak – a wonderful dish of lotus seeds in a spinach gravy. This was the first time that I had used Makhana – I found them in my local Indian grocery after seeing them on the internet, and then Vegetarian In Me posted the Palak recipe. I made it with the Makhana and it was unusual and yummy

notyet100 left a comment on that post mentioning that she stir-fried makhana with sea salt and pepper.

It was enough to inspire me to try them, and I have made this a number of times. It is a great snack, buttery and luscious.

Salt and Pepper Buttery Makhana

Source : inspired by notyet100s comment
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 0 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Serves:as many as you like

Simply heat some ghee in the wok, stir fry the makhana for a few minutes, and then sprinkle liberally with sea salt (celtic sea salt if you can find it) and with freshly ground black pepper. Turn on the TV, relax and enjoy the buttery, salty, peppery makhana.

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20 Responses to Salt and Pepper Makhana | Salt and Pepper Lotus Seeds

  1. Priya says:

    I always wondered what they were used for when I saw them in the grocery store. Will pick them up this time around, they seem to be a yummy snack :)

    There are quite a few great recipes around for them, Priya. They are worth trying – I love the salt and pepper version.


  2. bee says:

    what a great idea. i have some in y pantry.

    They are so quick and yummy. Just built for TV or DVD watching.


  3. Aparna says:

    I tried making some curry withe these but no one really liked them.:(
    Now stir fried might just be popular. Let me see.

    I do hope that you like them salt and pepper style. I would love it if you report back and see whether you have some converts to makhana.


  4. shivapriya says:

    Quick and yummy snack for a cold winter weekday every:).

    I had it at my friends place long back ( yrs) I never made as i’m not really sure whether my family will like or not. Should give it a try sometime.

    …. just delicious for yourself I reckon…… A midnight snack when all the house is quiet….


  5. Ajay Kumar says:

    Apart from salty and crunchy makhana you can also cook delicious sweet dishes in just five minutes.


  6. Ajay Kumar says:

    A high iron containing breakfast can be prepared with makhana and milk.It is more tasty and nutritious than corn flakes.


  7. pravda says:

    really? I dont know why bt i never liked its sight too. It looks so…mm…..un-edible! but no harm in trying :)


  8. Brenda says:

    wow! I like it!


  9. Mike Jay says:

    This is great! I love it with Oolong Tea.


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  11. foram s says:


    I’m so glad to find someone posted this! I love salt and pepper makhana, my granny used to make it all the time and its a wonderful snack!

    You can also roast it with salt, sugar, red chili powder and some lemon zest, its yum!


  12. Poonam says:

    Is Makhana lotus seed?


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  14. A great deal of thanks for all of the hard work on this blog. I so love it.


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  16. Deena kakaya says:

    Wow, the lotus seeds look fantastic! X


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