No Onion No Garlic Matar Makhana Recipe

Garlic Matar Makhana Recipe

Introduction to Makhana

Makhana, also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds, are nutrient-dense seeds harvested from the lotus flower. They are a popular ingredient in Indian cuisine, known for their crunchy texture and mild, nutty flavor. Makhana is not only delicious but also a healthy snack option, rich in protein, fiber, and various essential nutrients.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Makhana
  2. Ingredients
  3. Procedure
    • Preparing Tomato-Ginger-Green Chilli Paste
    • Cooking Makhana and Green Peas
  4. FAQs
  5. Important Tips
  6. Why UrjaBites Jumbo Makhana is the Best

Ingredients for Matar Makhana Recipe

  • 2 cups UrjaBites Jumbo Makhana (roasted)
  • 1 cup boiled green peas
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

Procedure for Matar Makhana Recipe

1. Preparing Tomato-Ginger-Green Chilli Paste

  1. Roughly chop the tomatoes, ginger, and green chillies.
  2. Blend them together into a smooth paste.

2. Cooking Makhana and Green Peas

  1. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  2. Pour in the tomato-ginger-green chilli paste and cook on medium heat. Stir occasionally until the paste starts leaving the sides and the oil begins to separate (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  3. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Mix well and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the boiled green peas along with a little water. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Gently stir in the roasted makhana. Let it cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, ensuring the makhana is well coated with the masala and has absorbed the flavors.
  6. Taste and adjust salt and spice levels if needed.

Serve hot with rotis or rice!


Q1: Can I use raw makhana instead of roasted?

While you can use raw makhana, roasting them adds a delightful crunch and enhances their flavor.

Q2: How can I make this dish spicier?

Adjust the quantity of green chillies and red chilli powder to increase the spiciness according to your preference.

Q3: Where can we buy Best Raw Makhana?

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Important Tips

  • Make sure to roast the tomato-ginger-green chilli paste properly until the oil separates. This enhances the flavor of the dish.
  • Adjust the consistency of the gravy by adding more water if needed.
  • To maintain the crunchiness of makhana, store them in an airtight container.

Why UrjaBites Jumbo Makhana is the Best?

UrjaBites Jumbo Makhana stands out for its super quality and freshness. Handpicked for best quality, they are perfection, ensuring a delightful crunch in every bite. Experience the natural goodness and taste the difference with UrjaBites!

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