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Makhana Raita: Quick and Easy Indian Delight [2022]

Japleen Kaur

Recipe by Japleen Kaur

makhana raita

Cooking Time

5 minutes

Total Time

10 minutes

Ingredients
  • Makhana (dry roasted) - 1/2 cup
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Curd - 1 bowl
  • Seasonal Vegetables (as per choice)
  • Mint and coriander leaves - 3 to 4
  • Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp
  • This Makhana Raita Recipe is an excellent source of protein and a win-win for all weight watchers. Whether its morning, mid day or evening , this easy and light recipe will be your go to savior. Usually popular during Navratri and festival occasions, one of the best methods to add nutrient-rich makhanas or fox nuts to our normal diet is through makhana raita.

    How to Make Makhana Raita

    • Take a bowl full of curd. You can whisk or mash it as per your convenience.
    • Add everything in the curd and combine well.
    • Do not add salt or sugar to the curd as it will destroy the good bacteria present in the curd.

    Health Benefits of Makhana Raita

    • Curd has good bacteria present in it which helps in creating a good gut microbiome.
    • Curd is also a great immunity booster. Moreover, it keeps the cholesterol levels maintained and our heart healthy
    • Along with the raw vegetables, the recipe becomes fiber-rich, good for constipation.
    • Makhana or fox nuts are low in carbs and gives satiety.
    • Also, makhana is a rich source of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and protein.
    • Makhanas are gluten-free, protein-rich, and high in carbohydrates.
    • An anti-aging enzyme in these seeds is said to help repair damaged proteins.
    • They are low in calories, making them an ideal snack for weight loss.

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