Makhana Badam Mixture Recipe – Healthy Snack/ Trail Mix

Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix is a combination of healthy ingredients, that’s eaten as a snack on the move as it can be carried along with you absolutely anywhere.  The makhana is tossed in salt and ghee and roasted, while the almonds are roasted separately. The trail mix is brought together with some jaggery and sunflower seeds and roasted one more time to give it this delicious crispy crunchy bite. It makes a great snack for festivals like diwali.  Whole Almonds (Badam), Phool Makhana (Lotus Seeds), Sunflower seeds, Ghee, Salt, Jaggery   1 cup Whole Almonds (Badam) 2 cups Phool Makhana (Lotus Seeds) 1/3 cup Sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon Ghee 1 pinch Salt 1/4 cup Jaggery , crushed     5   25     To begin making the Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix, in a mixing bowl, combine the makhanas along with the salt and ghee and toss it well, ensuring all the makhanas are evenly coated. Preheat an oven to 180 degree celsius. Transfer the ghee coated makhanas onto a baking tray and allow them to roast for a good 15-18 minutes, until they turn crisp. Remove from the oven and transfer to a mixing bowl. In the same tray place the almonds and allow them to roast for 10-12 minutes, remove from the oven and transfer it into the same the bowl as the makhanas. Into the makhana badam mix, add in the sunflower seeds, jaggery and give it a good mix. Transfer this entire mixture back into the tray and flash bake for 5-7 minutes, at 200 degree celsius.  This process will allow the jaggery to melt. Once done, remove from the oven and allow it to cool. The Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix will be a little sticky till it dries up. Once it dries up and cools down,  transfer the Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix into an airtight container and store. You can make this for the festival for Diwali and serve it as a healthy snack for friends and family.Serve Makhana Badam Mixture/ Trail Mix as an on the go snack for road trips or picnics or serve it as an evening snack along with a Fresh Figs Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe.