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.
- 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
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.