Lotus seeds/Foxnuts/Phool Makhana Curry | Side Dish for Indian Flat Breads/Roti/Naan

foxnut curry

Foxnut also know as phool makhana,makhana,lotus seeds and gorgon nut.It grows in water and widely seen in India,china,Japan and Russia.It has wide health benefits.some are

High in fibre 
Digestive for all age groups
Contains flavonoids and antioxidants
Strengthens heart
Regulates blood pressure and soo on.Lets off to the recipe


  • Lotus seeds-2 cup
  • Onion-1 big
  • Tomato-1 big
  • green chilly-2 small
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • coriander powder-1 1\2 tsp
  • turmeric powder-1\3 tsp
  • garam masala-1\2 tsp
  • Cashew & badam-5 each
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin seeds-to temper
  • Oil-2 tbsp
  • water


1.Dry roast lotus seeds till it becomes crispy.

2.Heat a tbsp of oil and saute onion,green chilly and tomato init till the onion becomes translucent.Cool it and grind to a paste.Soak the nuts in hot water for 15mins and grind to paste with some water.

3.Heat another tbsp oil in the same pan temper jeera seeds followed by the ground onion-tomato paste and saute for a while.Then add ginger garlic paste.

4.Add in all spice powder along with salt.add some water till all masala blends well.Add in the roasted makhana and cashew-almond paste and cook for some time.

Garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves and serve with roti/naan.


1.Add spice level according to ur level.


  1. Love pool makhna. I make it with daal. So yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Phool makhana curry looks delicious, I also make kheer with them. Thanks for sharing

  3. very inviting and delicious curry !!

  4. wonderful curry n lovely pictorials!!!

  5. have not tried with any dish with Lotus seeds. Have to try. This dish seems tempting

  6. Shakti Sudha Gorgon nut are low in calories, fat and high in fiber so can be a good food for diabetes.
    For more information visit www.gorgonnut.com


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