Kamal Kakdi is the root of the lotus plant and can be used to make a variety of dishes. Today I am sharing the recipe of Kamal Kakdi Sabzi which is a spicy dry sabzi made using these stems and it can be paired with any Indian bread.
Wash and peel the lotus stems.
Cut them into thin slices.
Put the lotus stem slices in a pressure cooker and add 1 cup water.
Cook till they are soft.
Heat oil in a pan.
Add onions and fry until they turn slightly brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry until onion turns golden brown.
Now add curd and cook for a minute.
Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and cumin powder.
Add half cup of water and fry the masala till oil leaves on the side of the pan.
Now add the cooked lotus stems with the water and cover and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove the lid and put the gas on high.
Cook till all the water has evaporated and the sabzi is nice and dry.
Add garam masala powder and coriander and mix well.
Serve hot with phulka and dal.
Kamal Kakdi has lot's of mud inside it and it is very important to clean it properly. Cut the kamal kakdi and soak it in water for 15-20 minutes for the mud to settle down. Then use it for cooking.