Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe - Makhana Pakora

Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe is a healthy pakora made from lotus seeds in besan mixture that is fried till crisp in kuzhi paniyaram pan. Frying it in a paniyaram pan is a healthier option as it consumes less oil.

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Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe - Makhana Pakora
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Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe is a recipe that you can try for your evening time snacks. All you need are the basic ingredients that will be available at your kitchen. Makhana in other words called as lotus seed is a popular ingredient in north India.

The lotus seeds are rich in phosphorus, protein, potassium and magnesium. The pakoras are also made healthy by frying them in a Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan that uses less oil.

Serve the Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe along with hot chai with a dipping sauce for your evening tea. 

If you are looking for more pakoras recipes here are some : 

  1. Methi Pakoras Recipe
  2. Pyaz Wali Bhindi Recipe (Okra Onion Stir Fry)
  3. Palak Bhajia Recipe (Spinach Pakoras)

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 100 grams Phool Makhana (Lotus Seeds) , roasted in ghee
  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Onion , sliced
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves , chopped

How to make Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe - Makhana Pakora

  1. To begin making the Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe, we will first make the pakora batter.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together -lotus seeds, besan flour,  onion, green chilli, cumin seeds, red chilli powder,  turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves,curry leaves. 

  3.  Add water little at a time, to make a thick pakora batter. Check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste.

  4. Preheat the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan on medium heat; add a few drops of oil into each cavity. Spoon the Lotus Seed Pakoda batter into the cavity and pan-fry them until it is browned and crisp on both sides. You can optionally add just a little more oil to give it additional taste which also makes the pakora a lot more crispy. 

  5. Proceed the same way with the remaining Lotus Seed pakora Batter.

  6. The process of cooking pakora in a pan preserves nutrition and the addition of Lotus seeds giving an added taste and nutrition for this classic teatime snack.

  7. Arrange the Lotus Seed pakoda on a serving platter, sprinkle some chaat masala, place some pickled onions by the side and serve it as a snack or as an appetizer for parties.

  8. Serve the Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe along with hot chai with a dipping sauce for your evening tea.