Makhana Bhel Recipe – A Gluten-Free Treat.

Snacks provide you with the energy and the drive to keep the day going. For most people, this is a simple way to end their day’s work and unwind with a cup of chai. 

Snacks have been a popular concept in Indian cuisine, but there are ways to make them healthy and delicious at the same time. 

One such experience we present today is Bhel with Makhana. Fox Nuts, Lotus Seeds, Euryale Ferox, Phool Makhana -- one product; many names. They are common health foods in the Indian kitchen-- made famous in our culture as a fasting-food. 

Today roasted makhana is becoming a popular choice for smart snackers. Here is all you need to know about this Makana Bhel Recipe.

Why Use Makhana? 

Are you curious why use roasted makhana over the usual puffed rice? It is more than just an unconventional recipe choice.

Bhelpuri, is known to be a low-fat and healthy snack. Using makhana can further enrich the qualities of this evening snack. 

This seed is rich in fiber, low in cholesterol. Makhana also contains higher qualities of protein, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Thus, using roasted makhana helps to load your dish with more benefits than an ordinary bhel -- without losing the flavour. 

They are also an excellent option for those with diabetes and heart disease. The rich fiber keeps your appetite in check and gives you the feeling of fullness. This effect keeps your body from overeating.

Ingredients For Makhana Bhel Recipe 

Primary Ingredients

  • Makhna Nuts - 4 cups 
  • Peanuts - ¼ cup 
  • Boiled Chickpeas - ¼ cups 
  • Sev - ¼ cup 

For The Base 

  • Onions - ½ cup, finely chopped
  • Tomato: ½ cup, finely chopped 
  • Boiled Potato: ½ cup, diced 
  • Fresh Coriander: 10 gms, finely chopped 
  • Green Chili - 1, finely chopped 
  • Lemon Juice - 2tbs 

Additional Elements 

  • Red Chilli powder - ½ tbs 
  • Chaat masala - 2 tsp 
  • Green Chutney - 1tbs 
  • Tamarind chutney - 2 tbs 
  • Salt to taste

Making Makhana Bhel Recipe 

  1. Take the Raw Makhana and place it on a pan on medium heat. Ensure you cook this till they turn crunchy. You could also buy the Roasted Makhana - Salt and Pepper Flavor from Nutty Fox
  2. Once cooled, place this Makhana below a clean kitchen towel and gently tap them with a wooden spoon or rolling pin. This process helps to break down makhana into a small bhel-friendly size. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the following -beaten makhana, onions, tomato, and potato. Mix this combination well. 
  4. To this, add the peanuts, chickpea, coriander, chilli and mix again. 
  5. Now add the red chilli powder, chaat masala, green chutney, tamarind chutney and lime juice. 
  6. Add them all till you see a consistent mix and your Makana Bhel Recipe is ready. 
  7. Garnish with sev and service before they become too soggy. 

Tips and Tricks For The Perfect Makhana Bhel Recipe

  • You can also add other crunchy elements of your choice like pumpkin seeds, cashews, crisps, mixture and much more. 
  • Some users also add cucumber and pomegranate seeds with the tomato and onions. 
  • Ensure you mix them right before eating. This process will ensure the makhana is crisp and rich in flavour. 
  • The Green Chutney comes from blending mint, coriander, green chilli, ginger and salt. 
  • The two chutney can also be purchased from the store. 

You can also use store-bought “bhel-puri-sauce” to make this Makana Bhel Recipe.

Nutrition Intake For One Serving: 

Here are some nutritional insights about this Makana Bhel Recipe: 













Natural Sugar 




Final Thoughts 

This snack makes a perfect match for any time of the day. Be it an evening craving or a midnight munching. The use of Makahan is a sure way to balance your diet without having to compromise on taste. 
If you are looking to buy some high-quality Makahan for this recipe -- you can click here and buy the premium makhana by Nutty Fox.

Satisfy your healthy snack cravings and buy Makhana online from our store. Choose from 4 exciting flavors:

Sour Cream and Onion

Chilli Lemon

Peri Peri

Salt and Black Pepper


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