Puffed Lotus Seeds Snack

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Keeping up with eating healthy has been fun. It gives me a great perspective into new ingredients. The local supermarket stocks up Puffed Lotus seeds. This was an accidental discovery when my toddler picked up a pack imagining it to be Popcorn. Yeah ! She has a penchant to pick up lot of things in her Shopping bag and while billing , i’m surprised to see Tea Masala , Pumpin Seeds and ofcourse tonnes of Chocolates. Usually I spend around 5 Minutes returning everything back to its counter. This time around , I wanted to try the Puffed Lotus Seeds.

This recipe is a simple snack for Tea time. I’ve spiced it up well to suit the Indian palate. Ofcourse you could tone down the spice.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Cups Puffed Lotus Seeds
  2. 3 to 4 Red Dry Cillies – made into halves
  3. 1/2 Tea spoon Mustard seeds
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  6. 1 Teaspoon Ghee / Clarified Butter
  7. 1 Tablespoon Peanuts ( Optional )
  8. A pinch of asafoetida
  9. Couple of curry leaves ( Optional )
  10. A pinch o turmeric powder

Procedure:

Take a shallow pan and add Ghee. Crackle to mustard seeds , add the asafoetida , peanuts and the curry leaves, Dry Red Chillies and roast them for a minute. To this add the Turmeric Powder , Salt , Sugar and the Puffed Lotus seeds. Comibine everything and keep stirring them to avoid the burning.

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Time taken : As long as it took me to make a Cup of Masala Chai 🙂

You can read more about the Health Benefits of Lotus seeds here :

  1. Thoughts of a Native Son – http://juskosave.blogspot.in/2012/04/health-matters-wonders-of-lotus-seed.html
  2. Home Remedies – http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/herbs/lotus-seed.html

 

 

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4 responses to “Puffed Lotus Seeds Snack

  1. I never heard of puffed lotus seeds but now I’m curious and will try to find it. Sounds really interesting. Thanks. 🙂

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