Makhana Bhel

Makhana Bhel

MakhanaBhelPuri, an Indian snack that is sure to tantalize your taste buds! Delicious and nutritious snack that takes only 15 minutes to prepare. 


  • Cucumber- 1/2 cup peeled & diced. 
  • Onion- 1/2 cup diced 
  • Tomato- 1/2 cup diced 
  • Potato- 1/2 cup boiled and diced 
  • Pomegranate Arils- 1/2 cup  
  • Fresh Cilantro- 2 tbsp finely chopped 
  • Fresh Mint- 2 tbsp finely chopped 
  • Green Chili- 1 tsp finely chopped 
  • Lemon Juice- 2 tbsp 
  • Makhana/Fox Nuts- 4 cups 
  • Peanuts Roasted salted – ¼ cup 
  • Chickpeas Roasted salted- ¼ cup 
  • Cashews Roasted salted-1/4 cup  
  • Pumpkin seeds Roasted salted- 1/4 cup  
  • Nylon Sev (optional) – 1/4 cup  
  • Salt – ½ tsp 
  • Red chili powder -1/2 tsp  
  • Chaat Masala- 2 tsp 
  • Cilantro Mint Green Chutney- 1 tbsp 
  • Tamarind Chutney- 2 tbsp 


  • Dry roast makhanas on medium heat till crunchy. Keep stirring in between for even roasting. Makhana can be roasted in microwave as well. 
  • Once roasted, let the Makhana cool down a bit and then transfer in a gallon size Ziploc. 
  • Secure the Ziploc carefully and roughly crush the Makhanas using rolling pin. 
  • In a separate mixing bowl add all the chopped vegetables and stir. 
  • Then add roasted peanuts, cashews, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and jalapeno crisps. Stir! 
  • Add, chopped green chilis, cilantro, mint, both the chutneys, spices and lime juice. 
  • Give it a good stir. Keep this mixture separate until ready to serve. 
  • When ready to serve, stir in crushed roasted Makhanas. 
  • Before serving topped with some nylon sev (optional), some jalapeno crisps, pomegranate arils and peanuts.

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