Try this new Makhana Gravy Recipe!

 Try this new Makhana Gravy Recipe!

Am sure all of us must be bored of the usual gravies, curries and dhals. There are many tasty and delicious alternatives out there. We just need to pick the right one and go ahead and try it. Makhanas also called lotus seeds and foxnuts are packed with calcium, iron, fibre and are loaded with health benefits. They are usually consumed as a snack after roasting but this unique recipe will use them in a curry that tastes equally good. Make sure you roast the makhanas well before using them in the curry. Roasting makes the makhanas perfectly crisp. Serve this dish to your guests during parties or during your family lunch or dinner. You can alter the recipe thickness by adding cashews or kous kous etc.


  • 1 cup lotus seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt as required
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 cashews
  • 1 onion
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add makhanas (lotus seeds) and stir continuously to roast the makhanas. Once roasted, take them out in a bowl. Add cashews in oil and fry them until a bit golden brown in colour. Once fried, take them out in a bowl. Add roughly chopped tomatoes, ginger, garlic and roasted cashews to a blender. Blend to form a smooth paste. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Now add chopped onions and fry them.

Add the tomato-cashew paste to the pan along with salt, turmeric, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Mix well and cover with a lid. Cook for 6 minutes. Now add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add roasted makhanas to the pan along with fresh cream and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes and turn off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.


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    Thanks !

    Thanks for sharing this, you are awesome !