This is our family’s staple snack recipe that I love to prepare in alternative weeks. Nowadays I try to preplan and make the coming week’s meals and snacks as well if possible. This lotus seed snack will stay fresh if you keep it in an airtight container 3 to 4 days easily. This way, we can avoid packed junk food and satisfy our cravings for crunchy foods this way.
Most of us know the health benefits of lotus seed which helps prevent ageing and inflammation. Being protein-rich, gluten-free and low in calorie makes them ideal for weight loss. The low glycemic index makes these seeds suitable for Diabetics too. High magnesium and low sodium levels benefit persons with high blood pressure.
The versatility of the seeds helps to add them in more recipe. It absorbs the other ingredients and gives a very good end product. A paste made with lotus seed is used in many Chinese and Japanese desserts.
Masala lotus seed requirements
Lotus seeds are edible kernels of the lotus plant. Dried lotus seeds (also known sometimes as lotus nuts) are used most usually in Chinese and Japanese pastries and puddings, or in soups. These seeds are rich in antioxidants, high in minerals and have a low-fat content as compared to other snacks.
Indian masalas are varied based on the places and the region they belong.I am using simple turmeric and chilli powder here.You can try adding
- Chaat masala
- Mint powder
- Sugar/palm sugar for caramelized version
- Garlic powder
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Tangy lotus seed– Tangy healthy lotus seed snack is our favourite evening snack. Less time needed healthy and low fat snack for a mid-day snack or movie-time snack.
Masala lotus seed
- Puffed lotus seeds-2 cups
- Oil-2 tbsp
- Curry leaves-2 springs
- Turmeric Powder-1/4 tsp
- Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
- Heat oil in wok or fry pan. Add curry leaves and salt.
- Add Lotus seed and fry. When the lotus seeds are crunchy add chilli powder and turmeric powder. Fry until most of the seeds coated with masala and crunchy.
- Serve hot with tea.
- Keep the temperature low while frying the lotus seeds to avoid burning.
- Add masala in the finishing stage as they tend to burn and stick to the bottom of the pan.
- If you prefer pepper instead of chilli powder add pepper powder and follow the rest of the steps.
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