1. Makhana Bhel

The high nutrition value makes makhana bhel a healthy snack and cut down the street fast food which is harmful to our body. It is a good source of protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. It is used to protect against inflammation and chronic disease because these are rich in antioxidants. Snacks prepared by makhana are also used for diabetic patients because of their low glycemic index, they help in maintaining blood glucose levels. It is a good source of protein and fiber so that it is beneficial for weight loss and fat loss. Makhana contains several amino acids that may have anti-aging properties, such as helping promote skin elasticity and skin health. Makhana extract could reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels to improve heart health. Makhanas bhel is also beneficial for celiac patients because these are gluten-free, protein-rich, and high in good carbs. It is easily liked by children because rich in protein it is useful for growth and development.


  1. Makhana (Foxnut) - 30gm
  2. Bengal gram- 15 gm
  3. Red gram- 15 gm
  4. Peanut- 5 gm
  5. Rice flakes- 10 gm
  6. Sev – 15 gm
  7. Puffed rice- 5 gm
  8. Ghee- 1tsp


  1. Firstly, soak Bengal gram overnight. Drain water and wash it properly.
  2. Roast makhana at low flame till turns light brown colour. After that, roast Red gram, peanut, and Bengal gram in the pan together.
  3. Mix all the roasted ingredients properly in a bowl and prepare a mixture.
  4. Add sev, puffed rice, and roasted rice flakes in the mixture.
  5. Add salt, black pepper, and chat masala, mix it properly.
  6. Your delicious makhana bhel is ready for serve.

Nutritional Value of “Makhana Bhel” (per 100 gm)

Energy 352.58 kcal
Carbohydrates 51.46 gm
Protein 14.42 gm
Calcium 35.81 gm
Iron 3.1 mg
Total fiber 5.8 mg
Potassium 521.95mg
Total fat 9.58 gm

2. Sweet Makhana Premix

Sweet Makhana Premix has many advantages especially for lactating mothers and it is overall beneficial to women's health for the post-menopausal age group. It can be beneficial for malnourished populations as well as this recipe is high in calcium, potassium, and protein and is loaded with healthy fats and various vitamins.


  1. Makhana (Foxnuts) – 50 gm
  2. Bajra Flour – 30 gm
  3. Gram Flour – 25 gm
  4. Ajwain – 2 teaspoons
  5. Peanuts – 15 gm
  6. Gond – 15 gm
  7. Black Til (black sesame seeds) – 10 gm
  8. Watermelon Seeds (Magaj) – 2 tablespoons
  9. Jaggery Powder – 15 gm
  10. Ghee – 50 gm


  1. Roast 30 gm of bajra and 25 gm of besan using ghee separately in a pan and combine them well.
  2. In the same pan continue to roast the makhanas, peanuts, ajwain, and gond till they become golden brown with a tablespoon of ghee.
  3. In the next step, take the sesame seeds and watermelon seeds and roast them until golden brown separately.
  4. Using an appropriate amount of hot ghee, mix all of the ingredients together, and then whisk in the crushed jaggery powder until well combined.
  5. Keep in mind that each ingredient should be roasted separately in 1 teaspoon ghee respectively to keep the flavors intact.
  6. Your delicious sweet makhana premix is ready for serve.

Nutritional value of “Sweet Makhana Premix”

CALORIES 200 kcal
Carbohydrates 16.5 gm
Protein 5.2 gm
Fat 13.7 gm
Saturated Fat 5.4 gm
Cholesterol 11.0 mg
Sodium 4.0 mg
Potassium 165 mg
Fiber 3.0 gm
Sugar 12.0 gm
Calcium 20.0 mg
Iron 3.0 mg

(Content shared by College of Home Science, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan)