Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Makhanay

Kashmiri word for Makhanay - Jewer'go'tch. These are usually consumed - raw, roasted or cooked - on holy 'fast' days as they are considered to be 'Kand mool', food-root , hence Sroo'tch or pure. Makhanay are a actually seeds of plant that belongs to lily family and to the English speaking world these are better known as Fox Nut


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Kand Mool khati thi woh, Kand Mool  khati thi
- a Hindi saying.

2 comments:

  1. Makhane ! or Phool Makhane ! They are Pop'ed [Popcorn Pop] seeds of the Lotus. The seeds are best when eaten raw.. Pambachh....White Seeds embeded in fleshy Pambachh...

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  2. Used to love Pambachh. But I think Makhane, even though they too come from water plants, are not exactly
    Lotus seed

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