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Roasted Makhana Recipe - Three ways -. Curry leaf and Ghee roasted, Sweet Jaggery and cardamom and Italian herbs makhana. Healthy, Vegan, Gluten Free snack.

Curry leaf & Peanut Makhanas


  • 1 Cup Makhanas
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or clarified butter
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 2 Cloves Garlic smashed
  • 1-2 Dried Red Chillies broken
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Peanuts
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • Salt to taste


  • Dry Roast the makhanas on medium heat, till they are crisp.
  • Meanwhile, take a large pan.Add Ghee to it.
  • Once the ghee has melted, add cumin & mustard seeds.Let it splutter and lower the heat.
  • To that add Curry leaves, garlic and dried red chillies.
  • Add the peanuts next and roast it on low flame till it's crisp and has brown spots.Add turmeric and salt to the tempered ghee and peanuts.
  • When the makhanas are done, mix them with the tempered ghee and peanuts.