Makhana is also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds. They are the seeds of lotus flower. Makhana can be used both in sweet or savoury dish. This is a mouth watering dish and can be made with ease. It can also be eaten during fasting times. It has got a rich gravy as it contains cashew nuts. As this is a fasting recipe it doesn’t contain any onion, garlic or red chilli powder.
Makhane ki subzi
2 cups makhane (lotus seeds/ fox nuts)
100 grams cottage cheese/paneer
1/2 cup peas
6-7 cashew nuts
sendha namak (rock salt) to taste
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 mango powder/amchur
2 tablespoon oil
coriander for garnishing
To be made into ground paste
3 green chilli
15-20 cashew nuts, soaked for 1 hour
Heat little oil in a pan and roast makhane and cashew nuts. They should be light brown in colour. Stir continuously.
Meanwhile make a paste of all the ingredients under ground paste.
Heat remaining oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, saute for a min. Add coriander powder, turmeric, cumin powder, mango powder, saute for a min. They shouldn’t get burned.
Now add the ground paste along with some rock salt. Cook till the mixture separates oil and nice aroma comes. Add 2 cups of water,let it boil then reduce the heat.
Add some chopped coriander, makhane, cashew nuts, peas and paneer.
Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 mins,till the makhane soak some gravy.
Garnish with coriander.
Serve hot with chapati, naan or rice. You can also top it up with some cream while serving.
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