Makhana raita is a healthy raita made with phool makhana.
fresh chilled yogurt
(phool makhana or fox nut or eurayle ferox)
red chili powder
roasted cumin powder
Garam Masala Powder
chopped coriander leaves
or rock salt or regular salt as required
Heat a small frying pan or kadai/wok and add 2/3 cup phool makhana in it.
On a low flame dry roast the phool makhana till they become crunchy and crisp. Stir at intervals while roasting. Take them in a plate and allow to cool.
Then coarsely crush them with a rolling pin in a zip lock bag or in a mixer or dry grinder.
making makhana raita
Whisk 1 cup fresh chilled curd/yogurt in a bowl.
Spice the curd with 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder & a pinch of garam masala powder. Season also with black salt. Stir very well.
Then add the coarsely crushed phool makhana in the spiced curd.
Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
Stir and serve phool makhana raita immediately. If you chill the raita further, it thickens slightly. So you can add some water to thin the raita.
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