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Makhana Mithadi

Makhana Mithadi is a traditional sweet from the state of Himachal Pradesh. The syrup-based sweet is made with fox nuts and dried fruits and nuts.
Course Indian Sweet
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes


  • 1 cup makhanas/lotus seeds
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fennel
  • 12 cashew nuts
  • 12 raisins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • Few Dry coconut slices
  • ghee


  • Heat ghee in a pan and roast cashews, dry coconut and raisins. Keep aside.
  • In the same pan, heat some more ghee and saute makhana until light brown. Keep aside.
  • Heat some more ghee and add fennel. Saute for some time.
  • Add water, sugar and bring to a boil. Add cardamom powder.
  • Add dry fruits, nuts and makhana. Cook for few minutes.
  • Serve Makhana Mithadi warm.