Makhana Jaggery Mix

Makhana  Jaggery Mix  is a very simple  and healthy recipe  which can also  be offered to the Almighty as a pradasam or naivedyam  during this Maga Mass  , favorite  to Lord Vishnu.  This is very nutritious also as it is packed with abundant calcium and fiber.  This Recipe is very helpful for the children who dislike the milk. Makhana Jaggery Mix is very useful for the ladies above 35 years  as they need calcium very much during the menopause time.  Ladies can consume this jaggery mix instead of milk  and reap the full benefits of milk from makhana and sesame.

Makhana is a part of the lotus flower , it is nothing but lotus seeds also called as Fox nuts in English. Makhana  are low in calories and fat . they are therefore perfect in between meal snack. The presence of sufficient amount of protein in makhana helps in keeping you fuller for longer, so aids in weight loss. Makhana is very high in calcium , high in fiber , rich in antioxidants  so boosts the metabolism .

Sesame is rich in iron and good source of calcium , high in fiber and controls the cholesterol levels in the body.  As this Makhana Jaggery Mix  is a combination of makhana and sesame , it is very help for the over all development of the body.  I hope you will all like this recipe .

Preparation time  –  15 minutes

Mixing time  – 5 minutes

Total time  – 20 minutes

Makes  – one bowl

Makhana , sesame , jaggery powder , almonds , cashewnuts , copra pieces and dates are mainly required to prepare Makhana Jaggery Mix .
Makhana Jaggery Mix

Ingredients :-

  • 1 cup makhana or lotus seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3/4  cup organic jaggery powder
  • 2 tbsp  roasted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp copra chopped to small pieces
  • 2 tbsp  cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp  almonds
  • 4 dates
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
Makhana Jaggery Mix Served topped with makhana , peanuts and copra pieces  along with tulsi leaf.
Makhana Jaggery Mix

Method :-

Dry roast the makhana in two batches on low flame until they become crispy.

Dry roast the sesame also on low flame  and keep aside.

Transfer the makhana , sesame  and jaggery powder to the mixer jar and crush to slightly coarse powder.

Then dry roast the almonds , cashew nuts and copra slightly and allow to cool down  and cut to small pieces .

Toss even dates till warm and then cut into pieces.

Add in roasted nuts , copra , roasted peanuts , dates and cardamom powder to the  makhana  mix and  give a nice stir.

Then  offer to the God topped with makhana and roasted peanuts.

Makhana Jaggery Mix served garnished with makhana . peanuts and copra pieces along with a tulsi leaf.
Makhana Jaggery Mix

Tips :-

  • You may replace the jaggery powder with powder sugar or rock sugar powder.
  • Can add walnuts and pista to the makhana  jaggery mix.
  • May store this healthy jaggery mix for more than one month.
  • If you wish you can even fry the nuts in ghee and add to this satvic  jaggery mix.
  • Do not over roast the sesame  to avoid bitterness from sesame.

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