Makhana with Curry Powder

Makhana with Curry Powder

Makhana is a house favourite especially with my baby niece. For her, it is made with ghee, jeera, curry leaves and a hint of salt and jaggery. But because I need spice – and lots of it – I use a curry powder which essentially has turmeric, red chili powder, coriander and cumin powder, along with bay leaf and fenugreek and a touch of cinnamon. You can use any other option.

The Recipe


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tbsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups makhana


  • Heat the ghee and add cumin seeds in a wide deep bottom pan
  • Add the curry powder, salt and pepper, quickly stir and add the makhana and toss
  • Set aside to cool for a little bit before serving

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