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Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi

Kamal Kakdi ki Subzi is a savory mix made from root vegetable lotus stem and green peas in a flavorful spicy mix. Lotus stem (kamal kakdi) grows in ponds and it is a powerhouse of nutrients, which are stored in it’s roots.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegetable
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 lotus stems kamal kakdi
  • 1 cup peas shelled
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • 2-3 green chilies chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • 1 tsp gram flour besan
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 1 tsp coriander powder dhania powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • a pinch asafetida
  • to taste salt
  • grated cottage cheese paneer for garnishing
  • fresh cilantro coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Bring mustard oil to a smoking-hot temperature, and gently roast all the spices. Add gram flour and further roast. Add green chili and chopped tomatoes. Cook slightly.
  • 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.


  1. You can even make kamal kakdi in gravy form. Will share the recipe if I get another batch of the lotus stems in Pune.
  2. 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.