Lotus Stem - Gravy Style
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: Serves 4
Serves 4
  • 2 medium sized Lotus Stems (mine weighed about 300 gms)
  • 2 medium sized Onions, Peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • 3-4 medium sized cloves of Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • ½ Tsp Jeera/ Cumin
  • Masalas:
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Tsp, Haldi/ Turmeric, or to taste
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilly powder, or to taste.
  • 1 Tsp Coriander/Dhania Powder, or to taste.
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  • Tsp Garam Masala, or to taste.
  1. Thoroughly clean the Lotus Stems by scrubbing off all visible traces of mud off them. Run water through the holes till they are clean.
  2. Peel, wash once again and cut into medium sized rounds.
  3. In a pressure cooker add the chopped Lotus stem with enough water to cover them, add salt and pressure cook till half cooked (2-3 whistles should be good) When done, keep aside, with the water.
  4. Heat a heavy bottomed Kadhai and add Oil to it.
  5. When the Oil heats up add the Jeera and wait for it to pop.
  6. Add the chopped Garlic and Green Chillies and saute till they don’t seem raw anymore.
  7. Add chopped Onions and saute till it starts changes color
  8. Add the Ginger-Garlic paste and the chopped Tomatoes and fry well.
  9. When the Tomatoes starts softening add the masalas to it.
  10. Fry well, till the masalas are cooked and Oil starts leaving the mixture.
  11. Add this cooked mix to the semi cooked Lotus Stem in the cooker. Add water if required.
  12. Pressure cook till done (2-3 whistles)
  13. Serve hot with Rice, Rotis or Bread.
Recipe by Sirimiri at https://sirimiri.in/2018/05/02/lotus-stem-gravy-style/