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Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad

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An Indian salad known as Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad is sure to tempt your taste buds! This delectable salad has few calories and is light on the stomach. Include makhanas, a highly nutrient-dense food, in your regular diet. The ideal healthy salad to incorporate into your daily routine and reap the full benefits of makhanas is makhana salad. I prefer to eat this as a salad for lunch rather than a snack so I can eat more of this delectable Makhana salad. Join me in exploring it!

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Makhana Salad - Healthy Protein Salad
Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad

What is Makhana?

Phool Makhana, Lotus Seeds, Fox Nuts, Euryale Ferox, and Gorgon Nuts are some of the more well-known names for makhanas. Aquatic crops like makhana are typically grown in wet, marshy regions of Asian nations. Makhana is only grown as a crop in India, primarily in Northern Bihar and a few areas of Assam and Manipur. More than 85% of the makhana produced in the nation comes from Bihar.

In ideal circumstances, in stagnant water or a pond, the seeds develop on the leaf. After gathering the seeds, they are cleaned and given some time in the sun to dry. They are quickly whacked after drying up in a pan over a high flame so that the black shells break and a white puff emerges.

About Makhana Salad

Makhanas are rich in nutrients, including protein, potassium, phosphorus, fiber, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Makhanas have a low glycemic index, and low sodium, fat, and cholesterol content.

For people with diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, makhanas are the ideal snack. In addition to anti-aging enzymes, the presence of kaempferol, a natural flavonoid, reduces inflammation and delays ageing. Because makhanas are low in calories, they are a perfect snack to sate hunger between meals. Therefore, bingeing on Makhana won’t hinder your efforts to lose weight.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups – Makhana/fox nuts roasted
  • 1 cup – Chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled
  • 4 to 5 – Broccoli Florets 
  • 4 to 5 – Cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 cup – Lettuce chopped
  • 1/4 cup – Peanuts roasted
  • 1/2 cup – Grapes sliced
  • 10 to 15 – Cashew roasted
  • 4 tbsp – Thai sweet red chili sauce
  • 4 tbsp – Coriander leaves chopped
  • 3 tbsp – Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp – Black Salt
  • 3 tbsp – Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp – Red chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp – Pink salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp – Black salt to taste
Makhana Salad - Healthy Protein Salad
Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad

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How To Make Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad Step By Step With Photo:

  1. Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Now add the broccoli florets.
  3. Stir fry the florets for 2 minutes and then take it out. Turn off the flame.
  4. Take a mixing bowl and add boiled chickpeas or you can take canned chickpeas too (Note: If taking canned chickpeas remember to drain the water nicely and roasted peanuts.
  5. Add sliced grapes and then add the fried broccoli florets.
  6. Add chopped lettuce leaves and roasted cashews.
  7. Add cherry tomatoes.
  8. Add black salt and pink salt to taste and add chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Add red chili powder and add lemon juice.
  10. Add red Thai sweet chili sauce and now add the roasted makhana at last when you are ready to consume.
  11. Mix everything nicely. I forgot to add the onion chopped add now.
  12. Mix well and transfer into a serving bowl or cup. Enjoy the delicious salad immediately.

    Makhana Salad - Healthy Protein Salad
    Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad

Important Suggestions To Keep In Mind

  • Make sure the makhana are crispy by either dry roasting them over medium heat on the stovetop or microwaving them for 30-second intervals. Stir them occasionally to ensure even roasting.
  • Make sure the makhanas don’t fly or roll out when you roughly crush them before adding them to the remaining ingredients.
  • The spice amount can be changed based on your preference.
  • Making it a protein-rich snack is as simple as adding almonds and roasted chickpeas.
  • Avoid adding deep-fried snacks to maintain a healthy score.
  • Use your imagination to the fullest and sprinkle some hemp and chia seeds on top.
  • Due to the high protein value of roasted pumpkin seeds, You can certainly include them in this dish.
  • Reduce your salt intake because other components will add a lot of salt to the dish.
  • When you’re ready to eat, add the roasted Makahana to keep it crisp for a longer period of time.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients with the exception of the makhana, and set it away until needed.
  • You might also pack Makhana salad `for a quick lunch at work. Keep in mind to pack the roasted Makahan in a different Ziploc or container.

Some other Air fryer snack recipes you will like on my blog are – Smashed Chickpea High Protein Salad Toasts Recipe,  Lentil and Roasted Eggplant Salad, Thai Salad Cucumber Vegan, Russian Salad (OLIVIER SALAD).

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Makhana Salad - Healthy Protein Salad

Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad


  • Author: Sanchita Dey
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

An Indian salad known as Makhana Salad – Healthy Protein Salad is sure to tempt your taste buds! This delectable salad has few calories and is light on the stomach. Include makhanas, a highly nutrient-dense food, in your regular diet. The ideal healthy salad to incorporate into your daily routine and reap the full benefits of makhanas is makhana salad.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Heat a pan and add 2 tbsp olive oil.
  2. Now add the broccoli florets.
  3. Stir fry the florets for 2 minutes and then take it out. Turn off the flame.
  4. Take a mixing bowl and add boiled chickpeas or you can take canned chickpeas too.(Note: If taking canned chickpeas remeber to drain the water nicely.
  5. Now add the roasted peanuts.
  6. Add sliced grapes and then add the fried broccoli florets.
  7. Add chopped lettuce leaves.
  8. Add roasted cashews.
  9. Add cherry tomatoes.
  10. Add black salt and pink salt to taste.
  11. Add chopped coriander leaves.
  12. Add red chili powder.
  13. Add lemon juice.
  14. Add red Thai sweet chili sauce.
  15. Now add the roasted makhana at last when you are ready to consume.
  16. Mix everything nicely.
  17. I forgot to add the onion chopped add now.
  18. Mix well and transfer into a serving bowl or cup.
  19. Enjoy the delicious salad immediately.

Notes

  • Make sure the makhana are crispy by either dry roasting them over medium heat on the stovetop or microwaving them for 30-second intervals. Stir them occasionally to ensure even roasting.
  • Make sure the makhanas don’t fly or roll out when you roughly crush them before adding them to the remaining ingredients.
  • The spice amount can be changed based on your preference.
  • Making it a protein-rich snack is as simple as adding almonds and roasted chickpeas.
  • Avoid adding deep-fried snacks to maintain a healthy score.
  • Use your imagination to the fullest and sprinkle some hemp and chia seeds on top.
  • Due to the high protein value of roasted pumpkin seeds, You can certainly include them in this dish.
  • Reduce your salt intake because other components will add a lot of salt to the dish.
  • When you’re ready to eat, add the roasted Makahana to keep it crisp for a longer period of time.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients with the exception of the makhana, and set it away until needed.
  • You might also pack Makhana salad `for a quick lunch at work. Keep in mind to pack the roasted Makahan in a different Ziploc or container.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: Indian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 people
  • Calories: 250Kcal
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

Keywords: Makhana salad, salad, high protein salad

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