Gur Makhana | Palm Jaggery Coated Fox Nuts

A Winter Delight and Desi version of Caramel Popcorn – Gur Makhana, Foxnuts, Phool Makhana coated with Palm Jaggery is your ultimate bowl of healthy snack.

Gur Makhana | Palm Jaggery Coated Fox Nuts

If you are looking for a sweet makhana recipe, do try this uber addictive Gur Makhana. An easy Makhana snack recipe made with fox nuts or lotus seed and palm jaggery or karuppati vellam. Healthy dessert recipe to satiate those sweet cravings.

Did I tell you that Gur Makhana tastes similar to Caramel Popcorn? Made with roasted phool makhana, ghee and palm jaggery (karupatti vellam in tamil), this is a must have jar snack at home to satisfy those sudden post lunch or dinner sweet cravings.

Karupatti Vellam offers excellent health benefits and this is a stock I picked up from Tirunelveli during my trip in November 2018, which is when I created the recipe at home that till date, we thoroughly enjoy.

By the way, this jaggery is a great replacement for chocolate. Try it to believe me! When you crave some chocolate, eat a piece of this jaggery and just enjoy the almost similar taste.

Gur Makhana Recipe

Makhana or Phool Makhana has gained a lot of importance in the recent times but the North Indians have been consuming them since forever. Adding it to the winter special Panjiri, Subzis, Kheer or simply roasting it with some ghee (which is my personal favourite snack).

Makhana or Phool Makhana is a gluten free and vegan ingredient. Makhana, when roasted with ghee and sprinkled with kala namak or rock salt, makes an ideal 4 pm snack that instantly satisfies those snack cravings and is quite filling too. This is also consumed during fasting.

Avoid Ghee and roast them with oil for a vegan recipe.

The recipe takes less than 30 minutes and I promise you that it doesn’t involve a lot of jaggery or ghee. All the ingredients are added according to our tastes and preferences, which you are free to alter.

Make sure you try this snack the next time you are watching a movie marathon at home or just chilling on a weekend. This healthy(ish) version of Caramel Popcorn will keep you good company.

Gur Makhana Recipe

This is an extremely healthy winter snack recipe that is kid-friendly too. Winters make us consume more food than usual and hence stocking up such healthy snacks, especially sweet snacks is ideal. If you feel a bit peckish, you can consume a bowl of this.

Karupatti Vellam or Palm Jaggery
Karupatti Vellam or Palm Jaggery

Over to the recipe below with pictoral explanations.

Step by Step Gur Makhana Recipe

  1. Grate the Palm Jaggery and keep aside.
Grated Karupatti Vellam or Palm jaggery

2. Heat a kadhai, add ghee and the makhana.

3. Roast the Makhana over low heat until it turns crispy.

Fox Nuts or Makhana
Roasting the Makhana with ghee

4. Now sprinkle the jaggery over the makhana and mix well.

5. The Jaggery will melt and coat the foxnuts.

How to make Gur Makhana
Makhana with Palm Jaggery

6. Saute for just few more seconds (over low heat only to avoid burning)

7. Switch off the flame and either enjoy it hot with tea or store it in an air tight container for later use.

Other Healthy 4 pm Snack Recipes on the blog –

Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas

Air Fryer Jowar Chakli

Gur Makhana recipe

Gur Makhana | Palm Jaggery Coated Fox Nuts

Vidya Narayan
Gur Makhana is an easy sweet Makhana snack recipe made with fox nuts or lotus seed and palm jaggery or karuppati vellam. Healthy dessert recipe to satiate those sweet cravings. Kid Friendly jar snack recipe.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian, north indian
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

1 cup is 250 ml, 1 tbsp is 15 ml

  • 2 cups Makhana (Fox Nuts)
  • 3 tbsp Palm Jaggery (Karupatti Vellam) grated
  • 2 tsp Ghee or Clarified Butter

Instructions
 

  • Grate the Palm Jaggery, measure and keep aside. Note – I have used the cheese grater for fine grating.
  • Heat a kadhai, add ghee and the makhana.
  • Roast the Makhana over low heat until it turns crispy. Note – This is best done on low heat to avoid burning.
  • Now sprinkle the jaggery over the makhana and mix well.
  • The Jaggery will melt and coat the foxnuts.
  • Saute for just few more seconds over low heat, switch off flame and allow it to cool before serving.
  • If using later, store it in an air tight container (after it cools down).

Notes

  • You can add more jaggery if required. I have added only as per our preferences at home. We don’t like a thick layer of jaggery on the makhana and prefer it mildly sweet. 
  • Grate the jaggery and add. In this recipe, we are not melting jaggery with water and nor is there any thickening or one string consistency involved. 
  • Can be stored and used for over a week. Lightweight snack option to carry while travelling.
Keyword Gur Makhana, Palm Jaggery Recipes, sweet makhana recipe
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Vidya Narayan

Hi Everyone, I am Vidya Narayan & Welcome to my blog MasalaChilli. Born in a Traditional Palakkad Iyer (South Indian) Family with strong value systems to an exceptionally strong and independent Single Mom, spent most of my childhood studying well (as most Iyer girls do).

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Jyo

    That’s really amazing with makhana.. definitely going to try this?

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Hey thanks Jyo!

  2. FoodTrails

    Congrats dear on your 200th post!! These makhana are perfect festive treat for Makar Sankranti and I love the the substitution of palm jaggery with jaggery!! Thanks for sharing this lovely Gur Makhana recipe.

    1. Vidya Narayan

      thank you so much dear Swaty. The Palm Jaggery has an excellent taste too. Love it!

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Thanks Nisha

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Thank you

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Thank you

    1. Vidya Narayan

      It sure is, thanks

  3. Soniya

    I tried it….fabulous recipe…Thank you Vidya…guilt free healthy snack

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Hey Soniya, thank you so much for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Asha Deshpande

    Hi Vidya, I tried this makhana . My daughter loved it so much. Thanks dear

    1. Vidya Narayan

      Hi Asha, Thank you so much for the feedback, especially glad that your daughter loved it. Cheers!

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