Feb 6, 2014

Lotus seeds crispy fry

Lotus seeds fry have been my love for like ages now. Now when I make them for my kids I feel very happy to see them enjoy. But there is a small problem nowadays - I never get my share. I always make a decent size batch for the three of us and share it equally in separate bowls. But at the end I get to eat only a few of these crispies. They are all gone from my bowl before I even start enjoying ;) Hmmm.... my childhood favorite is not in full reach for me even when I serve some for myself every time 

This serves as a very healthy evening snack for kids. Its like popcorn when it comes to the gentle crunch and munch and tastes great. I have heard that it has great nutritional values but never bothered to check it. I think I should try googling it to find more but not now. If you would want to know I know there might be millions of links to help you find an answer. The nutritional values of these seeds are an added benefit when you want to serve this crispy, healthy snack to your kids

A few minutes and just a couple of things to go along with the recipe should get your kids a happy smile on their beautiful faces. I always find my kids hopping around like kangaroos or jumping around like monkeys when I give them a sneak peek into the kitchen for this snack. Try and enjoy

Linking this post to Nivedhanams food blogs event - After-school snacks/tiffin

Serves... 3 ppl
Serve option... Warm and crisp

This is what u'll need....

Lotus seeds - 2 cups
Ghee / Clarified butter - 2 tspn
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Heat a wide pan on medium flame
  • Add a tspn of ghee to it and let it start melting
  • Toss in the lotus seeds into the pan and swirl them around to coat the seeds evenly with ghee
  • Turn down to low flame and let it sit for a couple of minutes or may be three. Give it a quick stir or maybe whirl to cook evenly from all sides
  • It doesnt change much color. The trick here is to cook on low flame and stir every 10-15 seconds. Keep an eye to avoid burning. Just a few seconds extra and you will land up with black seeds instead of white :)
  • To check if they are done remove one seeds from pan and let it cool for a few seconds. Crunch it with your fingers or pop it into your month to check for crunchiness
  • When the seeds are fried crisp turn off the flame. Spoon in the remaining teaspoon of ghee into the pan and add salt, pepper for taste

  • Shake it all around to evenly coat and let it come down to room temperature 
  • Serve it right away for a fresh tasting kid-favorite snack

  • Ghee tastes best and I love adding it all my kids eats. If you are not a ghee lover like some, you can switch to oil
  • Keep salt and pepper to a lower end as you want a subtle flavor 
  • Reserve one teaspoon ghee for end. That will help the salt and pepper to coat/stick on the seeds
  • Stir it every few seconds, as they tend to burn very quick


  1. Asmita18/2/14

    Where do you get these?? I have never heard of them. Looks nice. I want to try it

    1. I buy them at a supermarket called Nilgiris in Chennai. But i guess you might be able to find it in any supermarket though


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