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Makhana Bhel
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5 from 9 votes

Makhana Bhel

MakhanaBhelPuri, an Indian snack that is sure to tantalize your taste buds! Deliciousand nutritious snack that takes only 15 minutes to prepare.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bhelpuri, Makhana Bhel
Servings: 8
Calories: 313kcal



  • 100 gms Cucumber: 1/2 cup peeled & diced.
  • 100 gms Onion 1/2 cup diced
  • 100 gms Tomato 1/2 cup diced
  • 1/2 cup Potato boiled and diced
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate Arils
  • 10 gms Fresh Cilantro 2 tbs finely chopped
  • 8 gms Fresh Mint 2 tbs finely chopped
  • 3 gms Green Chili 1 tsp finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice or Lime

Pantry/ Protein:



  • Dry roast makhanas on medium heat till crunchy. Keep stirring in between for even roasting. Makhana can be roasted in microwave as well.
    Makhana being roasted
  • Once roasted, let the Makhana cool down a bit and then transfer in a gallon size Ziploc.
    Roasted makhana in a ziploc being crushed using a rolling pin
  • Secure the Ziploc carefully and roughly crush the Makhanas using rolling pin.
    ROasted crushed makhana
  • In a separate mixing bowl add all the chopped vegetables and stir.
    Mixing all the vegetables and fruits for makhana bhelpuri
  • Then add roasted peanuts, cashews, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and jalapeno crisps. Stir!
    Jalepeno Crisp being added to makhana bhel
  • Add, chopped green chilis, cilantro, mint, both the chutneys, spices and lime juice.
    ready to mix
  • Give it a good stir. Keep this mixture separate until ready to serve.
    Mix and keep asside
  • When ready to serve, stir in crushed roasted Makhanas.
    After mixing everything
  • Before serving topped with some nylon sev (optional), some jalapeno crisps, pomegranate arils and peanuts.





Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg