Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

 

Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Phool patasha ki tikki |How to make Fasting recipe makhana aloo tikki | Upvaas special makhane aloo ki tikki with step by step instructions

 

Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

 

A delicious, no onion – no garlic, fasting/Upvaas friendly, very easy to make Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties  are made of makhana/lotus seed (fox nut) & potatoes.

Moreover, It’s delicately flavored with indian spices. It’s then deep fried or shallow fried on both sides till it becomes crunchy and achieves beautiful golden crust on top.

 

What is Makhana?

Makhana is known as lotus seed or fox nut in English, whereas in hindi many of us know it as phool makahna or phool patasha.

These makhana are said to have the most amazing health benefits that a snack could ever provide you with. To know more about benefits of lotus seeds, please read here.

Fasting friendly recipe Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

Fasting is such a feast and a fun way to celebrate the special occasions in India. Makhana is a very unique ingredient used during fasting season of Navratri.

Few of recipes like – Sweet potato/Shakrkand ke gulab jamun,

Coconut and roasted peanut pops,

No bake rajgira fruit tart,

Rajgira/Amaranth creme brulee,

Cucumber peanut raita are  specifically crafted by us for vrat/ upvaas/ fasting occasion.

Try something different this time

If you are a cutlet fan, this Navratri, move over the usual Bread roll/cutlet, or Stylish bread samosa and rustle up something different.

Serve your Makhana Aloo Tikki (Spiced Lotus Seed Patties ) with Dhaniya Pudina no onion no garlic chutney (upvaas chutney) to relish it any time or with a hot cup of coffee/tea.

 

Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

If You are looking for more Snack Recipes here are some of our favourites:

Pav bhaji Bruschetta

Maida free white sauce pasta

Lauki ke kabab

Aloo tikki 3 ways

Beetroot cutlets

Moong ke kabab

Corn and vegetable kababs

 

 

Easy to make Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

It’s so easy that even a beginner can prepare this dish and you would not be disappointed.

In addition to that, makhana aloo tikki is not just limited to fasting/upvaas occasion, but this dish can go round the year and can be served for parties, potlucks or family get-together.

In conclusion, when you fast next time, try these amazing makhana aloo tikki, and you will find how filling these small tikkis can be.

 

Step by step instructions and pictorial presentation to make Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

To begin with, heat a pan and dry roast the lotus seeds in it. After they are roasted, grind it to a coarse powder.

Dry roast peanuts and coarse grind it in mixer. Keep it aside.

Chop almonds, cashews and raisins in to small pieces for stuffing.

 

 

 

Next, mash the boiled potatoes.
Mix powdered makhana, Rajgira flour, crushed peanuts, coriander leaves, chopped chillies.

 

Add the salt and all other spices according to your taste. Mix it well. Divide the dough into equal portions.

 

Take one portion of makhana potato mix and flatten it like a disc, press it to make a well in the center.

Stuff chopped dry fruits into it and bring the edges closer to seal it.

 

Shape this into a round patty and roll it in between your palms to smoothen the edges. Similarly make rest of the tikkis.

Heat oil in a skillet or a heavy-bottomed pan over slow to medium flame and deep fry them until they turn golden brown.

 

Flip gently and cook from both the sides.
Serve the makhana tikki hot with chutney.

 

Notes :

1. You may use buckwheat flour or Singhara atta instead of Rajgira flour for binding.

2. The choice of dry fruit stuffing is completely optional. You may use dry fruits of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

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Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties | Upvaas ki tikki

A delicious, no onion - no garlic, fasting/Upvaas friendly, very easy to make Makhana aloo tikki | Lotus seed (Fox nut) patties  are made of makhana/lotus seed (fox nut) & potatoes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Fasting recipes, Indian
Keyword: Fasting recipes, Lotus seed patties, Makhana aloo tikki, Phool makahna tikki, Phool patasha tikki, Upvaas ki tikki
Servings: 8 Tikkis
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

  • Makhana / Lotus seeds/ Fox Nut 2 Cup
  • Boiled potatoes 4
  • Peanuts 4 tbsp
  • Black Salt as per taste
  • Chopped green chilies 2
  • Chopped Coriander handful
  • Roasted Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Rajgira flour 2 to 3 tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • For stuffing
  • Cashews 4
  • Almond 4
  • Raisins 6

Instructions

  • To begin with, heat a pan and dry roast the lotus seeds in it. After they are roasted, grind it to a coarse powder.
  • Dry roast peanuts and coarse grind it in mixer. Keep it aside.
  • Chop almonds, cashews and raisins in to small pieces for stuffing.
  • Next, mash the boiled potatoes.
  • Mix powdered makhana, Rajgira flour, crushed peanuts, coriander leaves, chopped chillies.
  • Add the salt and all other spices according to your taste. Mix it well. Divide the dough into equal portions.
  • Take one portion of makhana potato mix and flatten it like a disc, press it to make a well in the center.
  • Stuff chopped dry fruits into it and bring the edges closer to seal it.
  • Shape this into a round patty and roll it in between your palms to smoothen the edges. Similarly make rest of the tikkis.
  • Heat oil in a skillet or a heavy-bottomed pan over slow to medium flame and deep fry them until they turn golden brown.
  • Flip gently and cook from both the sides.
  • Serve the makhana tikki hot with chutney.

Notes

1. You may use buckwheat flour or Singhara atta instead of Rajgira flour for binding.
2. The choice of dry fruit stuffing is completely optional. You may use dry fruits of your choice.

 

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This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Suman Wadhwa

    5 stars
    Fabulous ♥

  2. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    5 stars
    I love that it has a nutty filling inside this soft delicious tikki. I have bought Makhana only once and really loved it. Wondering why I never repeated it again. The tikkis are telling me to get a pack and get cooking with it…

    1. Lata Lala

      Rafeeda this recipe with makhana is by far the best. The delicious tikkis are worth trying.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Poonam bachhav

    5 stars
    I use makhana regularly in my kitchen and this aloo makhana pattie sounds absolutely delicious , especially with that dry fruit stuffing. Would love giving it a try this festive season.

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed it’s a wonderful recipe worth trying this festival season Poonam. Thank you for writing in.

  4. Vanitha Bhat

    5 stars
    Such a beautiful and delicious looking fasting tikki! Love the addition of makhana, I would say one of the super foods which many are not familiar with! Love this easy way of including makhana in anyone’s diet dear! Will try this for sure soon! And beautiful clicks too!

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed makhanas need to be added to our daily diet Vanitha. Yes for fasting this recipe come to the rescue and is delicious as well.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  5. 5 stars
    Navratri is just around us and at this point of time, finding such a simple yet amazing recipe is surely a bliss. You have made them to the perfection. Awesome post indeed.

  6. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Such delicious looking makhana aloo tikki. I wish I could get makhana to try this recipe out. Love the nuts and raisin stuffing.

  7. Uma Srinivas

    5 stars
    I loved your recipe. Here we all are Tikki fans. This sounds and looks so yummy. Perfect evening time snack!

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    5 stars
    What a lovely idea to use makhana powder to the aloo tikki. Thanks for this wonderful idea. I am so going to make this soon.

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to Sandhya that you like makhana aloo tikki. Thank you heaps.

  9. Padma Veeranki

    5 stars
    Makhana aloo tikki snack sounds interesting…This looks so delicious & perfect for the upcoming Navratri. Loved the nuts & raisins stuffing!!

  10. 5 stars
    If I get to eat this delicious and tasty tikkis for fasting, I can fast whole year around. Loving this flavourful tikkis with huge chunks of dry fruits filling inside.

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