Indulge in a Healthy Twist: Makhana Dahi Bhalla

Makhana Dahi Bhalla

Makhana Dahi Bhalla is a delightful fusion of traditional Indian flavors and modern health-conscious choices. This dish takes the beloved classic, Dahi Bhalla, and adds a nutritious twist by incorporating crunchy and wholesome lotus seeds, known as makhana. With its creamy yogurt, tangy chutneys, and the satisfying crunch of makhana, this dish offers a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Whether you’re looking for a guilt-free snack or a unique appetizer, Makhana Dahi Bhalla is a delightful treat that’s both flavourful and wholesome. Get ready to Savor a mouthful of tradition with a healthy twist!

Table of Content

1.What is Makhana?

2.Benefits of Makhana



5.Important Tips

6.Mouthwatering Recipes


1. what is Makhana?

Makhana, also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds, is a type of seed harvested from the lotus flower plant. It has been consumed for centuries in traditional Indian and Asian cuisine and is known for its nutritional benefits. People eat them as a snack or in different dishes. They’re crunchy and taste a bit like nuts.  Makhana is good for you because it has healthy stuff like protein and minerals, and it’s safe for people who can’t eat gluten. So, it’s a tasty and healthy snack or ingredient in foods.

2. Benefits of Makhana

In short, the benefits of makhana (lotus seeds) include being a low-calorie, high-protein, and fiber-rich snack. They support digestive health, heart health, and may help with weight management. Makhana is also a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, offering benefits for overall health, immunity, and skin.

3. Ingredients

  • 50 gms Makhana/fox nut
  • 200 gms curd
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sugar powder
  • 1 tbsp Bondi
  • 1/2 tsp black salt
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tbsp sweet tamarind chutney
  • 1 tbsp spicy green chutney
  • to taste Salt

4. Instructions

  • Assemble all mentioned ingredients at one place.
  • Add water to one tbsp spoon curd and make a thin buttermilk.
  • Dry roast the makhana. After roasting add them to the buttermilk immediately. Stir well and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Whisk the rest of the curd. Add sugar powder salt, cumin powder, red chilli powder and      mix well.
  • Now strain the makhana which was soaked in buttermilk. And spread the makhana in a flat bowl.
  • Now pour the whisked curd over the makhana.
  • Add Bondi, green chutney, and sweet tamarind chutney to the curd & makhana mixture.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, cumin powder, red chilli powder.
  • Serve a little cold. Your easy to make, healthy and tasty makhana Dah Bhalla are ready to serve.

5. Important Tips

  • Soak Makhana: Soak the makhana in buttermilk for about 15-20 minutes. This will help to soften them and make them more absorbent for the Dahi (yogurt) and chutneys.
  • Yogurt: Use fresh and thick yogurt. You can strain it through a muslin cloth to remove excess water and make it creamier.
  • Chill the Yogurt: Ensure that the yogurt is chilled before using. It helps in keeping the Dahi Bhalla refreshing and cool.

6. Mouthwatering Recipes

7. FAQ

How do I Make the Yogurt Creamy?

  • Use fresh and thick yogurt. You can strain it through a muslin cloth to remove excess water.

What Chutneys are Typically Served with Makhana Dahi Bhalla?

  • The most common chutneys are sweet tamarind chutney and spicy green chutney.

Can I Add Other Ingredients to Makhana Dahi Bhalla?

  •  Yes, you can add ingredients like boiled potatoes, sev or even fruits like pomegranate etc.

Where can we buy Best Makhana?

One thought on “Indulge in a Healthy Twist: Makhana Dahi Bhalla

  1. Wow, Makhana Dahi Bhalla sounds like a fantastic fusion dish! 😍 Adding the nutritious makhana to the classic Dahi Bhalla is such a clever twist. It’s great to know about the benefits of makhana too – low-calorie, high-protein, and fiber-rich. Thanks for sharing this unique and healthy recipe. Can’t wait to try it! 👏🥄

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