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!
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
Cumin - 1tsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cardamom pod- 1
Garam masala powder - 1tbsp
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.