It’s Monday !!!!!!!! I am back with another quick healthy and yummy recipe this week. Today’s recipe is a low calorie recipe without any fancy dressing Roasted Foxnut Salad / Makhana Salad. .It can be whipped within 10 mins .It is light and filling at the same time.Low calorie recipes are good for weight watchers. Always consult a professional nutrition who can advise you as per your body conditions. When we are not hungry we prefer to have something light. This recipe comes to my rescue.

For 180th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #LowCalorieFood my humble contribution is this simple and delicious Roasted foxnut salad / Makhana Salad.This theme was suggested by fellow blogger Sujata roy who blogs at Check out some wonderful low calorie recipes from my fellow bloggers too.

Recipe for Roasted foxnut salad/ Makhana Salad:


1 Cup Makhana / Foxnut

1/2 Green Bell Pepper finely chopped

1/2 Carrot finely Chopped

1 Japanese Cucumber finely chopped

1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin

1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

Salt to Taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 Tsp Coarse Pepper powder

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander


Take  a wide bottom pan. Add 1/4 tsp oil. Add jeera /Cumin .Once it splutters add the foxnut or makhana. Now add chilli powder and salt to taste and roast on low flame for about 3-4 minutes.Once done switch off the flame.

In a wide bowl add finely chopped Japanese cucumber, Green bell pepper ,carrots and coriander. Sprinkle salt , coarse pepper powder and lemon juice. Mix with a spatula. Add the roasted foxnut just before serving so that  foxnut is nice and crisp.

Enjoy this simple low calorie salad anytime !!!!!!



  1. I make roasted makhanas during fasting or sometimses to have with tea, and I use these in making curry and kheer with cashew nuts. Makahana Salad sounds interesting will love to try makhanas this way with the crunch of veggies.

  2. Wow Preethi I am drooling. I love makhana on fasting days but never thought of a salad. Lemon juice, cumin, cucumber, carrot, Bell pepper made this yummy and nutrients. Awesome share.

  3. This is very interesting. I haven’t thought of using Makhana in a salad. Sounds refreshing, easy and the big plus is that it is low calorie. Must share this with my daughter too, she uses foxnuts just as snacks for the kids, and she will love this variant.

  4. what a brilliant idea to use roasted makhana in a salad ! bookmarking this, Preethi ! Me and the kids love roasted Makhana at home , so I am sure they will enjoy this ununsual , yet yummy salad !

  5. Veena Krishnakumar

    This is very interesting. Never used it in a salad though. You are giving me many ideas to use this now. Lovely share

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