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Lotus Root Recipe - Indian style Spicy Aromatic Curry

This is a delicious yet super easy lotus root recipe that requires a medium level of preparation. It is an excellent meal option for lunch and dinner. This recipe is kids friendly for its texture and taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Hindu, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: lotus root
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nidhi Bansal
Cost: $5


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Pan


  • 3 Medium Nodes of the lotus root About 500g
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Medium Tomato
  • 3 tsp Turmeric Powder 2 tsp for cleaning the roots and 1 for the curry
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • tsp Fennel Powder
  • 1 cup Green Peas Frozen or Fresh (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 2 tsp Rock Salt To taste
  • 3 Twig of Coriander leaves For garnishing
  • tsp Mustard Seeds Or Panchforn (an equal mix of five seeds as Fennel, Cumin, Nigella, Mustard, and Fenugreek)


  • Peel the lotus root, cut horizontally as shown in the picture.
  • Add 2 glasses of water, 1 teaspoon turmeric, and a pinch of salt, and cut lotus roots in a pan and bring to boil.
    This step can also be done in a pressure cooker, which also helps to soften the roots (as they are quite fibrous and hard). The pressure cooker will take about 10 mins, while closed pan cooking may require 20-30 mins of boiling.
  • Keep aside and let it cool down to normal temperature.
  • Once cold, grind the roots to make a paste-like consistency in a food processor.
  • Heat a pan, add mustard oil. Once the oil is a little hot, add the panchfotan and let the seeds splutter.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic. Keep stirring till the mix turns golden brown.
  • Add turmeric, salt, and coriander powder. Stir for another 2 mins.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and stir for another 2-3 mins till tomatoes are mashed.
  • Add the lotus roots paste. Add little water if required.
  • Keep stirring for another 5 mins till all the ingredients are blended well together.
  • Close the heat and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with chapati or rice! Enjoy!