Makhana chaat recipe for weight loss

  • Prep Time
    10-11 hours
  • Cook Time
    30 min
  • Serving
    1
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Fox nut snack or makhana chaat recipe can be made with only a few ingredients. To make this recipe we don’t need to chop so many veggies. It can be made within 20 min.

 This fox nut snack is an ideal way to have a tasty dinner when you are on a weight loss diet. A single serving of fox nut snacks provides only 262 kCal and good amounts of proteins and fiber. This makhana chaat recipe can be added as dinner to your weight loss diet plans. This recipe can be for individuals with problems of Overweight or Obesity, PCOD/thyroid, Elevated blood glucose levels, and raised lipid profile. This is a gluten-free recipe and may be added by people in their diet having gluten sensitivity.

Highlights of makhana chaat recipe

  1. High in proteins – Since I am adding Fox nuts as well as dry peas, which are high in proteins, into this chaat these fox nuts snacks are going to be high in proteins.
  2. High in fiber – Makhanas are rich in fibers and I have added further vegetables into making these fox nuts snacks thus increasing the fiber of the recipe
  3. Suitable for people with PCOD/ Thyroid as this makhana
  4. Suitable for people with high cholesterol because of the high fiber content

Best time to take – Dinner or evening snacks

Generally, you can have fox nuts snacks any time however owing to the low-fat content you may choose to add it to your dinner. Single serving may be sufficient to make you feel full if required you can also have an additional bowl of salad.

Ingredients

Makhana chaat

Nutrition

Calories - 262.98 kCal, which is 13.15 % of the daily value for RDA of 2000 kCal

  • Daily Value*
  • Protein - 14.02 gm, that is 18.69 % of the daily value for RDA of 75 gm i.e. 15 % of calories
  • Carbohydrate - 41.68 gm, around 15.16 % of the daily value for RDA of 275 gm i.e. 55 % of calories
  • Fat - 3.82 gm, approximately 5.73 % of the daily value for RDA of 66.67 gm i.e. 30 % of calories
  • Total Fiber - 13.04 gm, nearly 34.32 % of the daily value for RDA of 38 gm
  • Vitamin A - 34.85 mcg, which is 3.87 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg
  • Vitamin B1 - 0.37 mg, that is 30.83 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin B2 - 0.12 mg, around 9.23 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin B3 - 1.89 mg, approximately 11.81 % of the daily value for RDA of 16 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.22 mg, nearly 16.92 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin B9 - 81.41 mcg, which is 20.35 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 - 0 mcg, that is 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.4 mcg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg, around 22.50 % of the daily value for RDA of 40 mg
  • Vitamin D - 12.38mcg, approximately 247.60 % of the daily value for RDA of 5mcg
  • Vitamin E - 0.27 mg, nearly 18.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin K - 14.7 mcg, which is 12.25 % of the daily value for RDA of 120 mcg
  • Calcium - 57.71 mg, that is 5.77 % of the daily value for RDA of 1000 mg
  • Phosphorus - 226.2 mg, around 32.31 % of the daily value for RDA of 700 mg
  • Iron - 3.43 mg, approximately 42.88 % of the daily value for RDA of 8 mg
  • Magnesium - 83.96 mg, nearly 20.99 % of the daily value for RDA of 400 mg
  • Copper - 0.47 mcg, which is 0.05 % of the daily value for RDA of 900 mcg
  • Manganese - 0.78 mg, that is 33.91 % of the daily value for RDA of 2.3 mg
  • Molybdenum - 0.08 mcg, around 0.18 % of the daily value for RDA of 45 mcg
  • Zinc - 2.03 mg, approximately 18.45 % of the daily value for RDA of 11 mg
  • Chromium - 0.01 mcg, nearly 0.03 % of the daily value for RDA of 35 mcg
  • Selenium - 30.18 mcg, which is 54.87 % of the daily value for RDA of 55 mcg
  • Soluble Fiber - 2 gm, that is 20.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 10 gm
  • VitaminB7 - 1.65 mcg, around 5.50 % of the daily value for RDA of 30 mcg
  • Total Free Sugar - 4.03 gm, approximately 6.72 % of the daily value for RDA of 60 gm
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg, nearly 0.00 % of the daily value for RDA of 25 mg
  • Potassium - 663.35 mg, which is 14.11 % of the daily value for RDA of 4700 mg
  • Sodium - 19.21 mg, that is 1.28 % of the daily value for RDA of 1500 mg
  • Omega 3 - 93.55 mg, around 15.59 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg
  • Omega 6 - 1182.05 mg, approximately 197.01 % of the daily value for RDA of 600 mg
  • Values of RDA are for a healthy adult with 2000 kCal energy requirements. This may change as per age, gender, and physical activities. Quantity of spices or additional salad is not considered while scheming nutrition of this salad as it differs for every individual. The calculations of nutritional values are limited to the extent of the database available about the fox nuts or the nutritional value from the purchased products and slight variations are possible. However, you can add all the constituents including spices and salads as low as up to 1-gram weight to compute the nutrient of your homemade makhana chaat recipe using the Diet Kundali app. For complete nutritional analysis including small foods such as spices, it is suggested to produce your monthly diet chart from the Diet Kundali app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Makhanas are being traditionally being eaten in India and there is no reason why it is unhealthy. However, care should be taken in excess consumption. As far as macronutrients are concerned proteins are fiber is good but the carbs are also equally high. There are ambiguous values of sodium content on the internet are on higher sides. Hence its efficacy with high BP patients cannot be argued here.  It is recommended to have moderate consumption of Makhana such as 10 gm per serving (or 1 cup) into the diet.

Yes, I have prepared granola cereals wherein I have added Makhana too. This is a great breakfast cereal and has much lower calories than the market cereals. You can simply have one serving of this cereal with 150 to 200 ml milk to make a great low-calorie start to the day. If you need, add 1 spoon of dates pulp for sweetness.

    Cooking method

    I distributed foxnack sanck cooking method in 2 steps. 1-Making of Ragada 2-Making spiced fox nut

    Step 1

    Making of Ragada Wash the dry peas properly and soak them in water for 10 hours.

    Step 2

    After 10 hours, wash the peas again with fresh water, add 1.5 cups water and add into the pressure cooker.

    Step 3

    Chop the onion and divide it into two parts, one for adding to the pressure cooker and the other for garnishing.

    Step 4

    Chop the tomato into small pieces.

    Step 5

    Now add the chopped onion, chopped tomato to the cooker with peas. Add a cup more water if you want ragada to be watery. Then add turmeric and salt as per taste, cook for 4 to 5 whistles.

    Step 6

    Make sure that peas are cooked properly, in my experience 4 to 5 whistles shall be followed by simmering for 5 minutes,

    Step 7

    then depressurizing in ambient air before taking our further. Once done top up with remaining chopped onions and add chopped coriander leaves too. Mix well and our ragada is ready to serve

    Step 8

    Making spiced fox nuts. Heat the pan on low flame, add 5 ml groundnut oil; then add turmeric, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, and red chili powder.

    Step 9

    Now add 2 cups or 20 gm fox nuts. Since this is serving for 2 I am using 20 gm fox nuts. If you are preparing it for single-serving use only 10 gm fox nuts.

    Step 10

    Heat on low flame from 5 to 6 minutes until they become crunchy. To check if fox nuts are properly baked, break 1 with hands. It should shatter into pieces. Once they are crunchy, switch off the heat, take them in a bowl and allow them to cool.

    Step 11

    Add half the ragada in a serving bowl and then add half of the baked fox nuts. Garnish with onions, coriander leaves, and squeeze lemon as required. You need to eat immediately to enjoy its crispiness otherwise chaat will become soft. If required, you may also add a bowl of cucumber salad to the dinner with this makhana chaat

    Step 12

    Caution Moderation is key to weight loss. If you are on a weight loss diet, watch your serving size to limit calories in the diet.

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