5 Scrumptious Lotus Stem Recipes That You Should Attempt


Do you want to experiment in the kitchen? We have great ideas for you! Why not try cooking with a lotus stalk? For the uninitiated, the lotus stem comes from the root of the lotus flower. Since the lotus is grown in water, the lotus stem is harvested underwater. These root vegetables have a crispy texture and a sweet taste like a water chestnut. Also known as Nadru (in Kashmir) and Kamal Kakdi (in Hindi), it’s a great source of fiber! It is also high in vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. Lotus stalk is a rare healthy delicacy that is enjoyed by those with finer tastes. So if you want to improve your taste buds, Lotus Stalk is for you! Here are five delicious lotus stalk recipes that you will fall in love with this vegetable.

Here are 5 lotus stem recipes:

1. Nadru Yakhni

If you are a fan of Kashmiri food you will love this authentic Kashmiri curry! Nadru Yakhni is a creamy, soft curry made from yogurt that gives the lotus stem a delicious earthy taste. Nadru Yakhni would go well with steam rice.

Click here for Nadru Yakhni’s full recipe.

Combine the curry with rice or spicy parathas.

2. Potato and lotus stem curry

Spicy food fans will find this curry the perfect spice paradise. This curry is made from thinly sliced ​​potatoes and lotus stalks bathed in rich spices like amchoor, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, green chilies, and more. Combine this curry with rice or spicy parathas.

Click here for the full potato lotus stem curry recipe.

3. Punjabi lotus stem chicken curry

Chicken lovers, we have something special for you. This Punjabi curry gives the lotus stem a meaty taste and makes it even tastier. It is an extremely tasty and aromatic dish made with rich Indian spices and tomato sauce.

Click here for the full recipe of Punjabi Lotus Stem Chicken Curry.

4. Nadru Shammi Kebab

Kebabs are traditionally made from meat, but this kebab recipe doesn’t use meat at all! Vegetarians will enjoy this soft and juicy shammi kebab made from a lotus stem and bengal gram. Serve it as a party snack and impress with your cooking skills.

Click here for the full recipe of Nadru Shammi Kebab.


Eat these pakodas with cashmere chai.

5. Nadru monk

We found a unique pakoda recipe that comes from cashmere. This famous Kashmiri street food is super easy to prepare, all you have to do is dip the lotus stalk in rice flour and deep fry it. This crispy pakoda is ready!

Click here for Nadru Monje’s full recipe.

Try these delicious recipes and let us know in the comments!