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A healthy snack to munch on- Makhana Badam Mixture 

the perfect snack to take on a trip

Love caramel popcorn? Then you will simply love this caramel makhana that is caramelized with jaggery and tossed along with oven roasted badam. It is a super healthy snack that is packed with protein which you can serve for kids or even take it to work, a road trip, treks & picnics.

Makhana Badam Mixture 

Makhana Badam Mixture

Prep in: 5 minutes

Cooks in: 25 minutes

Total in: 30 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 2 cups Phool Makhana (Lotus Seeds)
  • 1/3 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery, crushed

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How to make

  • To begin making the Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix, in a mixing bowl, combine the makhanas along with the salt and ghee and toss it well, ensuring all the makhanas are evenly coated.
  • Preheat an oven to 180-degree Celsius.
  • Transfer the ghee coated makhanas onto a baking tray and allow them to roast for a good 15-18 minutes until they turn crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • In the same tray place the almonds and allow them to roast for 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven and transfer it into the same the bowl as the makhanas.
  • Into the makhana badam mix, add in the sunflower seeds, jaggery and give it a good mix.
  • Transfer this entire mixture back into the tray and flash bake for 5-7 minutes, at 200-degree Celsius. This process will allow the jaggery to melt. Once done, remove from the oven and allow it to cool.
  • The Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix will be a little sticky till it dries up. Once it dries up and cools down, transfer the Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix into an airtight container and store.
  • You can make this for the festival for Diwali and serve it as a healthy snack for friends and family.
  • Serve Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix as an o the go snack during road trips or picnic or serve it as an evening snack along with a smoothie You could also serve it for breakfast along with some milk or yogurt.


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