Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi (Lotus Stem Veg)

Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi (Lotus Stem Veg)

I absolutely love kamal kakdi but again a veg which we hardly get in Pune. This time when I visited Meerut, I told mom to source the stems and make this for me. I don’t think I have eaten kamal kakdi in last decade.

The recipe is very simple and you cook it like any vegetable. It tastes especially well with peas though. You can add potatoes also if you like. My mother prefers adding tomatoes to many of the dry veggies which lends a sour taste as well as interesting twist to the recipe.

Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi (Lotus Stem Veg)

The lotus stem is crunchy and firm. A must try dish if you have never eaten it.

Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi

Ingredients

3 lotus stems (kamal kakdi)
1 cup shelled peas
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon of oil
2-3 green chillies, chopped big
½ teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 teaspoon of gram flour (besan)
¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 teaspoon of coriander powder
½ teaspoon of red chili powder
a pinch of asafoetida
salt to tase
grated fresh paneer and fresh coriander for garnishing (optional)

Preparation

1.Heat oil in a pan, and gently roast all the spices. Add gram flour and further roast. Add green chilli and chopped tomatoes. Cook slightly.
2.Now add both peas and kamal kakdi to the prepared masala and cook covered on low flame till tender. Garnish as desired. Serve hot with chapatis or paranthas.

Notes

My mother’s recipe from the repertoire of family recipe.

You can even make kamal kakdi in gravy form. Will share the recipe if I get another batch of the lotus stems in Pune.

The recipe is very simple and you cook it like any vegetable. It tastes especially well with peas though. You can add potatoes also if you like.

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    Good to know the recipe,will share with closed ones but i dont like lotus stem.

  • The recipe sounds tasty .It’s difficult to get these where I live.

  • Thanks Amrita. Its not found in Pune as well. So I made it when I was visiting my mother in north India.