Indian Lotus roots Vegetarian

Fried Lotus Roots – Crispy & Delicious

Crispy & delicious fried lotus roots…

Lotus root is the edible rhizome (underground stem) of the lotus plant, it’s a popular vegetable in many Asian cuisines, particularly in Chinese, Japanese, and Indian cooking.

Lotus root is versatile and can be prepared in various ways. It can be sliced and stir-fried, deep-fried, boiled, steamed, pickled, or added to soups and stews. Its crunchy texture and mild, slightly sweet flavor make it a favorite ingredient in many dishes.

Health Benefits: Due to its nutritional content, lotus root offers several health benefits. It aids in digestion due to its high fiber content, helps regulate blood pressure and heart health due to its potassium content, and supports immune function due to its vitamin C content.

Frozen lotus root is available at the Indian store. It will be cut into round shapes & cleaned well so we just have to rinse the root in running water.

I’ve bought that a couple of times. Both the times I ended up frying the roots. The roots turn super crispy & tastes like chips. I love fried lotus root. It can also be added to stir fries & curries. Next time, I’ve to make a curry with it.

I’ve added a few simple spices to the lotus roots & fried in coconut oil.

Fried Lotus Roots - Crispy & Delicious
Cuisine: Indian
  • Lotus roots, cut into round shape
  • Kashmiri chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Regular hot chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Coconut oil- ½ cup
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  1. Frozen lotus root is available at the Indian store.
  2. Take the frozen lotus roots in a strainer & rinse under running water.
  3. Add them to a bowl & add all the spices.
  4. You can add any spices or seasonings of your choice, combine well.
  5. Place a frying pan over medium heat, add enough coconut oil for frying.
  6. Add the seasoned lotus roots & curry leaves.
  7. Fry till they turn crispy & golden brown.
  8. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  9. Enjoy the crispy fried lotus roots, it has a slight sweet & nutty taste.



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