The Makhana Trail Mix – For those little hunger pangs

11 December 2018

Come winters and there is one thing that is very common at the Mehrotra household, we make a big batch of the makhana trail mix and we have it with copious amount of ‘adrak wali chai’. This Fox Nut mix has a little bit of everything, there are almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and the goodness of peanuts that come together with a tempering of ghee. It is healthy, kid friendly and immensely satisfying…There are days that I am so glad that Little M asks for this mix instead of the surgary treats to munch on. Here is the oh so simple recipe:

For the trail mix

  • Makhana – 1 ½ cup
  • Almonds – ¼ cup
  • Cashew – ¼ cup
  • Peanuts – ¼ cup
  • Pumpkin Seeds – 1 tablespoon

For the tempering

  • Ghee – 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 10 leaves
  • Salt to taste


1.In a large wok mix all the ingredients under the trail mix and dry toast them till they are golden and crunchy.
2.Take a small tempering pan and add the ghee and heat, once hot add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
3.Pour this tempered ghee on the roasted trail mix and combine together and roast the mixture till all the ingredients are coated the tempering spice mixture.
4.Take the mixture off the heat and let it cool to room temperature and store in an airtight jar.