Makhana Sabzi (Foxnut Curry)

Makhana Sabzi (Foxnut Curry)
Makhana Sabzi (Foxnut Curry)
Makhana (foxnuts and also know as lotus seeds) are an excellent low calorie, anti-oxidant, gluten-free, vegan superfood packed with dietary fibres and protein. A perfect addition to any diet. Eat this sabzi/stew with rice, roti or naan. They can easily be found at your local Indian store.
  1. Place a pan on low-medium heat. Add 1 Tablespoon of the oil and heat until hot. Add the makhana and roast for a good 10-12 minutes until they become crisp and crunchy. Transfer into a separate dish and set aside.
  2. Return the pan onto medium heat and add 2 Tablespoons of the oil. Add the chopped onions and ginger and cook until the onions are wilted and lightly brown, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the chilli flakes, turmeric powder, salt to taste. Stir until all mixed.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cook until all combined and the tomatoes are softened.
  5. Add the makhana (foxnuts), peas and cashews (if using), mix well until all combined and cook for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Add the cumin and coriander powder and stir until all combined.
  7. Serve immediately with rice, roti or naan.