Air Fryer Roasted Makhana

This Roasted Makhana or fox nuts makes a healthy, crispy, flavorful and addictive snack. They are baked in the oven or air fried for a quick and easy bite.

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About Time 

  • Prep Time  3 mins
  • Cook Time 14  mins
  • Total Time  17 minsIngredients
    • 2 cups phool makhana fox nuts
    • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon oil divided
    • ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt used according to taste
    • ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper powder red chili powder,
    • ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder
    • ½ teaspoon chaat masala optionInstructions
      1. Preheat oven to 300°F (148°C) OR your air fryer (same temperature).
      2. Add fox nuts or phool makhana, 1 tablespoon oil, salt, cayenne or red chili powder, and turmeric powder into a large bowl and mix well with a spoon until evenly combined. (save the bowl for later use)
      3. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 13 to 14 minutes or becomes crisp. (To cook in an air fryer – transfer combined nuts into the hot air fryer basket and cook for about 4 minutes or until crispy).
      4. Tip – Try tasting one as soon as it comes out of the oven or air fryer. It should be crunchy and not stick to the teeth. If not, bake for 2 minutes or air fry for one minute.
      5. Transfer hot nuts back into the bowl, toss with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and chaat masala (if using). The oil helps chaat masala stick to the seeds.
      6. Serve as soon as they cool down completely or store in an air-tight container for a few days

        Amount Per Serving

        Serving: 1g | Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 529mg

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