Makhane Ki Sabzi
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Makhane Ki Sabzi Recipe

Makhane Ki Sabzi is a delicious, easy to prepare fasting recipe. Find how to make farali makhane ki sabzi in few simple steps. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 2 Cup Makhana foxnuts
  • 2 medium size tomato
  • 1 green chili
  • one thumb size piece of ginger peeled
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds jeera
  • 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida hing
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon cream malai or fresh cream
  • 4 tablespoon ghee clarified butter


  • Combine chopped tomato, green chili, and ginger. Make a smooth puree in the blender using little water.
    Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in a large pan (buy it here). Fry the foxnuts (makhana) until crisp. Keep stirring while roasting.
    Transfer foxnuts to a plate. Set aside till required.
    Heat the remaining ghee in the same pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida. Cook for a second or so.
    Next, add the tomato puree and fry the masala over low heat.
    Cook till the oil starts separating from the masala. Add the spices and again cook for a minute or so.
    Add the cream and stir to combine nicely. Now add this stage if you like to make little gravy add approximately 1/4 Cup of water.
    Allow the curry to simmer for 5 minutes to thicken a bit.
    Add the roasted foxnuts and stir to combine nicely. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
    Serve Makhane Ki Sabzi garnished with cream, almonds, and coriander.