Sunday 18 March 2018

Sugar Coated Puffed Lotus Seeds/Sweet Makhana

I have tried couple of dishes with puffed lotus seeds aka Makhana, this puffed seeds are seriously interesting to cook. You can make some quick snacks out of them just by pan roasting them with some spices. My today's post is completely a different version of puffed lotus seeds. Sweet version of puffed lotus seeds are great to carry wherever you go, yes they are seriously prefect to pack for travel. If i plan a trip, i dont carry oily foods with us, i do pack quick snacks like oven roasted almonds, cashews or else quick and oil free rice flakes mixture/chivdas or else baked goodies.

Sweet makhana, Sweet Lotus seeds

Am running this week's blogging marathon with Kid's delight - Travel Foods as theme, after a chocolate loaded muffins, i couldnt stop myself dishing out a simple lotus seeds sweetened simply with sugar flavored with vanilla essence. Trust me, this sweet makhanas are dangerously addictive and definitely a guiltfree snacks or travel food to go with.

Sweet puffed lotus seeds

3cups Puffed lotus seeds/Makhana
1/2cup Sugar
1tsp Vanilla extract

Take sugar in a vessel, add quarter cup of water and bring boil and cook until the syrup turns as double string consistency.

Add the vanilla extract and mix.

Put off the stove and add the puffed lotus seeds to the sugar syrup.

Toss the puffed lotus seeds well with the sugar syrup.

And let it cool completely.

Sweet Makhana

Conserve the sugar coated puffed lotus seeds in an air tightened box.

Pack in ziploc bag if you are planning to carry for a trip.


vaishali sabnani said...

Excellent twist to the makhanas ! Never tried a sweet version , must be tasting awesome ! Will try these today itself , I am sure they will be relished by all .

Sharmila kingsly said...

I have tried the spicy version.. This sweet version looks yumm.. Sure kids will be behind this..

Unknown said...

An amazing twist of coating the makhana with sugar and added vanilla flavor to it, wow room pottu yosipenga pole aks :D I feel them so like sakar para so yummy they look, Loving all your food styling they are simple and to the point :)

Harini R said...

Love the sweet twist to the makhana. I agree that oil free snacks are the best for travel.

MySpicyKitchen said...

I have a pack of these puffed seeds and was wondering how to use it. This easy snack might be a great choice.

Jyoti Babel said...

they indeed look like the perfect travel food for kids. so much better than popcorn. I have always made them in savoury flavour - I am tempted to try the sweet version.

Srividhya said...

Wow, such an innovative idea to prepare sweet makhanas. Always seen the savory ones and this is such welcoming change. Awesome.

cookingwithsapana said...

I have always roasted salted makahana but never attempted to try sweet version. Such a nice and addictive idea.

Suma Gandlur said...

Wow, Priya. You keep spinning up new versions of dishes. These sweet makhana must have tasted good.

Jayashree said...

This is such a perfect travel treat. Am sure it will get over in no time at all. Btw, could you please link to the Kids' delight event? Details for linking are in my event announcement:

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Wow, this is a quickie treat! we loved puffed makhana!I bet my lil one will love this sugar-coated ones!!!

Suja Ram said...

Thats a super innovative sweet dish with makhana. Perfect for travel!

Chef Mireille said...

what an interesting and unique recipe - will have to try