Sweet Roasted Makhana

food blogger delhi

Keeping a fast during Navratri and craving something sweet?

Try this healthy dessert recipe that you can eat in a guilt-free manner. You just need 3 ingredients to make this snack/dessert and savour it anytime you want. Prepare in less than 10 minutes, this Sweet Makhana recipe will become your all-time favourite. We have used jaggery in this recipe, which is much healthier than refined white sugar.

This recipe gives a caramel-like flavour and is perfect to satiate those untimely sugar cravings. Make sure you roast the makhanas well before coating them in jaggery syrup to give them a crispy and crunchy texture. If you are on a diet but have a sweet tooth, then this recipe is perfect for you. Makhanas are low on calories and packed with calcium and fibre.

Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be by leaving a comment in the section below. Happy Cooking! (image credits-times food)food blogger delhi


  • 1 cup Makhana
  • 2 tablespoon powdered jaggery/Sakar
  • 2 tablespoon ghee


  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Then add makhana in it and  Roast them till they turn crisp in texture. When they are done, remove the makhanas from heat and transfer them to a bowl.
  • In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee and add 2 tbsp powdered jaggery. Stir well and let the jaggery melt completely to form a syrup-like mixture.
  • Now add roasted makhana to the pan and give a  mix. Make sure all the makhanas are coated well in the jaggery mixture. Stir for about 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat, and transfer to the bowl.
  • Sweet Makhanas are ready to be served.