This recipe is from My Granny! Lotus Root is very rich in fiber, iron and vit B. I was so glad to find them in an Asian market. This is a very rich and healthy recipe called Korma, It is thick and creamy than Curry and also has more aromatic herbs in it. Lotus roots will be crunchy even it is well cooked. It is served as a side for Rice or Roti!

Ingredients:
Lotus Root - 1 cup
Onion chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomato chopped- 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1tbsp
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Cashew paste - 1tbsp (optional)
Green Chillies - 4
Turmeric - 1tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 stick or 1tsp powder
Star Anise - 1
Cloves -1
Cumin - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamom pod- 1
Garam masala powder - 1tbsp
Preparation:
Heat oil, add Mustard, cumin, fennel and green chillies, bay leaf, Cardamom, Cinnamon,Star Anise,Cloves (all together)
Add the chopped onions and fry till its soft, mix the chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
Add salt, turmeric, garam masala, add 1/2 cup water let it cook for 2 mins.
Mix the Lotus roots and allow to cook for 5 mins, mix the coconut milk and cashew paste.
Cook in medium heat for 15-20 mins.
Garnish with Cilantro.

Comments (37)

On June 5, 2009 at 2:36 PM , Chronos said...

Maybye you can listen to Coral de S. Domingos while you prepare this. They look great on the picture, sure will try someday.

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On June 5, 2009 at 3:15 PM , Padma said...

Delicious and healthy kurma Ann... though I have never tried with lotus root... will give a try sometime :)

 
On June 5, 2009 at 3:19 PM , Vrinda said...

Never tried lotus roots,looks rich and creamy,will try to find in asian market...

 
On June 5, 2009 at 3:47 PM , Parita said...

this is new to me..looks mouth watering, thanks for sharing dear :)

 
On June 5, 2009 at 4:04 PM , Uma said...

Wow, that looks amazing!! Never ate lotus korma..look so tempting and delicious. Thanks for dropping by! You have a nice blog :)

 
On June 5, 2009 at 5:04 PM , Renu said...

thanks for visiting my blog! you have a nice blog...have never tried Lotus root...will try it sometimes

 
On June 5, 2009 at 5:12 PM , Priya said...

Such a healthy lotus root kurma Ann, i do tried few recipes with lotus root..

 
On June 5, 2009 at 7:12 PM , Sweta said...

Love lotus root-though I don't make it as often as I would like to.This looks yummy :)

 
On June 5, 2009 at 11:11 PM , kittymatti said...

this looks really good Ann..Thnx for the award!

 
On June 6, 2009 at 4:20 AM , Hari Chandana said...

lovely recipe.. sounds new to me.. nice clicks..
thanks for visiting my blog :)

 
On June 6, 2009 at 6:07 AM , CHAITRA said...

Very interestingand innovative Ann.Lotus root korma!!Sound great
Visit my blog sometime.
Chaitra

 
On June 6, 2009 at 9:55 AM , Bergamot said...

Lotus roots look so beautiful. This recipe tempts me to try it but I am daunted by the cleaning involved. They are covered with mud when you buy them. I am never sure if I can get all the mud off them. Any tips on how to get them clean?

 
On June 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM , Suparna said...

hi Ann,
Thanks for visiting my blog :) wish to c u more often :)
U have a pleasant blog with homely nice recipes.Though I've come here several times I haven't dropped a line...sorry abt that :(
henceforth I'll be regular here :)
Lotus root ...sounds and looks good!I've never made this ever neither have I tasted it. Looks gorgeous...It's available easily around here shall def.try it some time as the look of it is so very healthy and inviting :)
Enjoy the weekend
TC

 
On June 6, 2009 at 10:02 PM , Chow and Chatter said...

looks yummy never made lotus root before can you get in Indian store?

 
On June 7, 2009 at 2:33 AM , Swapna said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for visiting my blog :) you too have a nice blog!
I have never tried lotus root.... your's looks delicious and rich!

 
On June 7, 2009 at 5:03 AM , Rabbittrick said...

Oh yuuummm! I've never particularly enjoyed lotus root before, but I've also said that about okra before and I really should slap myself silly. They're both lovely veggies and I really like the idea of lotus root curry!

 
On June 7, 2009 at 7:07 PM , Priyameena said...

I never heard of lotus root before..It looks very rich,creamy and yummy...

 
On June 8, 2009 at 3:43 AM , gastroanthropologist said...

Love the way lotus root looks - I've tried it but don't often cook with it - I must find some soon so I can try your recipe.

 
On June 8, 2009 at 5:25 AM , Pinky said...

Lotus root,something very new to me..Looks yummy ... Hope I'll try it someday...

 
On June 8, 2009 at 9:43 AM , Trupti said...

never tried before but looks delicious

 
On June 8, 2009 at 3:03 PM , Chef Jeena said...

The korma looks amazing and the rice saoking it up underneath looks delicious.

I never tried lotuc root before I have never seen it before in the UK shops.

 
On June 8, 2009 at 3:03 PM , ARUNA said...

wow never heard of this kurma Ann...it looks so rich n creamy!

 
On June 8, 2009 at 4:37 PM , Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow,perfect timing. I saw these yesterday at Chinese market and was wondering what to do with the lotus root. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. Will try it soon.

 
On June 8, 2009 at 7:45 PM , Pooja said...

Wow lovely korma Ann! Never heard of this. So creamy and looks delicious!

 
On June 8, 2009 at 10:59 PM , Butterfly said...

OMG...this looks delicious!!

 
On June 9, 2009 at 12:24 AM , 5 Star Foodie said...

this dish sounds delicious, and lotus root is intriguing as I've never cooked with it before.

 
On June 9, 2009 at 11:48 AM , Aravind's mom said...

I never heard making curry with lotus root.mmm Looks good.Where did you get this.

 
On June 9, 2009 at 12:47 PM , Ann said...

Hi Aravind's Mom :)
You can try it in Asian market or in Patel Brother' too.

 
On June 9, 2009 at 1:25 PM , Vij said...

Innovative korma. Must taste good. Nice post dear.

 
On June 9, 2009 at 3:20 PM , foodcreate said...

I've have never try. But I will look and by at the Asian market we have here. Looks so Tasteful!

Thanks for sharing such wonderful dish:)
And you can visit me if I can visit you:)

Welcome~~~
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On June 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM , kiss my spatula said...

i love lotus root! your recipe looks amazing. thanks for sharing!

 
On June 9, 2009 at 6:08 PM , Nithya Praveen said...

Interesting one.I hv never picked up lotus stems...this looks so tempting.Guess i shud pick up these in my next visit!

 
On June 10, 2009 at 4:26 AM , Anupama said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for coming over to Food-n-More. I have never tasted Lotus Root ever. But your Korma is tempting me to go for it at least once.
Hope to see you again on F-n-M

 
On June 11, 2009 at 3:16 AM , Aruna said...

Wow lotus root Kuram never tasted it. Will give a try sometime. Thanks for the goos post. :-)

 
On June 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM , veena said...

Hi ...
Never tried this recipe,but sounds great ....mouthwating clicks ...Great blog
keep in touch
love
veena

 
On June 14, 2009 at 1:57 AM , Pavithra said...

First time to ur blog i think so.. i luv this curry so much really its tempting

 
On June 18, 2009 at 2:13 PM , Justin said...

i've used lotus in some preparations like grating it to make a mixture for dumplings, but i didn't know you could eat it in big chunks like this.