Aloo Makhana Chaat | Potato Fox nut Chaat

The Chaitra Navratri, a festival in which Goddess Durga is worshiped on all days in her nine avatars, normally falls in the month of March-April every year. This year, it will begin on 6th April and will continue till 14th April. This nine-day puja falls during the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. This particular Navratri holds special significance, since it heralds the transition from the season of spring to the summer. It is also named as Vasanta Navratri which is the most significant festival of Hindus. During these nine days, people stresses on sattvik food / fasting food items to consumed, which in turn allows the body to detox or fortify from within. This is particularly important because it is during the transition from spring to summer that our immunities are at their vulnerable best and we become prone to a number of diseases and illnesses. 

Most of these fasting foods are so easy and quick to make. Well, here is a quick and tongue tickling snack dish using makhana / fox nuts as Aloo Makhana Chaat / Potato Fox nut Chaat. This recipe doesn’t use any oil and within 10-12 minutes one can surely munch on these crunchy snacks. First the makhana / fox nuts are dry-roasted and then mixed with some boiled potato cubes and spices. This is completely vegan and gluten free and also as it is for fasting, hence without onion & garlic too. Some other fasting dishes which you should try for upcoming Vasanta Navratri are 

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snack, gluten free, vegan, fox nut, makhana, navratra recipe

Navratra dish, Fasting dish, Snack, Fasting snack,

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Aloo Makhana Chaat / Potato Foxnut Chaat

quick snack recipe for navratri using boiled potatoes, makhana (foxnuts) and some spices

prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 15 mins


  • Fox nuts (makhana) 2 cup
  • Potato (boiled)(medium) 3 no.
  • Coriander leaf few
  • Green chili 1-2 no.
  • Cumin powder (roasted) 1 tsp
  • Chat masala 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
  • Rock salt (sendha namak) as needed


  1. First dry roast the fox nuts / makhana in a pan till becomes crunchy.
  2. Transfer to a mixing bowl and allow to cool.
  3. Then cut the boiled potatoes into small cubes and add into the mixing bowl.
  4. Add in chopped green chilies, rock salt, roasted cumin powder, chat masala, finely chopped coriander leaves, freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  5. Give a quick mix and serve immediately !


Adjust the spiciness as per taste.
Serve immediately, otherwise makhana becomes bit chewy.

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  1. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen
    Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    oh delicious. love that bowl of yumminess you have presented here! such simple, yet wonderful flavors! beautiful presentation!

  2. Hayley

    Aloo and makhana chaat sounds so lovely, a balanced diet dish is must for fasting and yours fits the bill.

  3. Mayuri Patel

    My mouth is watering after seeing this chaat. I love makhana and boiled spicy potatoes. So both mixed together is awesome.

  4. Lata Lala

    Aloo makhana chaat is looking scrumptious. Both the things are in demand during fasting and is loved by all.

    Delicious share.

  5. Vanitha

    Absolutely yumm dear! Love this easy yet healthy and tasty chaat; especially the makhana part!

  6. veena

    This is such a simple one but so deliciois. Sasmita I love the way you always present and this is one of the best. Aloo makhana looks delicious

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