Makhana Bhel


Makhana or fox nut bhel is a delectable and healthful snack for renal patients as it is low in sodium as managing the sodium intake is important for renal patients and high in fiber which helps in improving the digestive issues. Snacks might taste better when veggies and spices are added. For those looking for a healthy snack, this meal appeals to them because it is not only a delightful treat but also has nutritional advantages.


  • Place a large pot and dry roast the makhana until they become crisp. Set aside.
  • Take a large bowl, add chopped tomato, cucumber, onion and coriander leaves.
  • Add roasted peanuts, pumpkin seeds and stir.
  • Add roasted cumin powder, chat masala, salt and green chili and lime juice to the bowl and mix well.
  • Add roasted makhanas and mix it well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.



2 servings
  • 1 medium cucumber diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 small tomato diced
  • 10 g fresh coriander leaves
  • 5g fresh mint leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 80 g makhana
  • 30 g peanut
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
Kidney-Friendly Cuisine: Makhana Bhel