26.1.10

Kamal Kakri Kadhi - Lotus Stem Curry







Kamal Kakdi Curry:

Thaamarai Thandu Kuzhambu.

The native vegetables and fruits, never fails to smoother one with plenty of home feelings. This happens to me once in a while, when I go to shop' at Memphis farmer's market. If you are in an alien land...missing your home cooking, produce section can bring some happiness!

I never tasted lotus stem before, my brother kept talking about 'how he enjoyed lotus stem chips' and raved about delicacies that could be made with lotus seeds. So, when I came across this fresh stem...never gave a second thought, just bagged it home. After cleaning, dissected it in all possible geometrical shapes and enjoyed it raw:) They taste like 'banana stem' to me! Finally, googled couple of recipes and settled with this...

Ingredients:

Lotus stem
Onion 1 large grated
Ginger 2" minced
Garlic 2 cloves minced
Tomato puree 1/2 cup
Coconut milk 1 cup
Salt
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Oil few spoons.

Method:

Wash and peel the lotus stem, treat them like plantain stem. The inner hollow tubules may be filled with sand...so wash several times, until you're confident. Slice them and set aside.

In a wide wok, heat oil. Add ginger, garlic and onion...fry real good. Wait till the raw smell leaves the pan. Add tomato puree and sliced stems. Cover and cook till tender.

Add coconut milk and bring this to boil. Remove from heat.

Serve to go with your pulkah rotis.

34 comments:

Tina said...

Its completely a new recipe to me...Looks good....

Priya said...

I love lotus stems, even i have prepared few dishes with lotus stems, this kadhi looks interesting and delicious..

Shama Nagarajan said...

it's a new one dear...i had lotus seeds curry before 2 weeks..delicious

Mausi said...

Hello! I love lotus stems. We used this vegetable a lot in Japan. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find this vegetable at local super market in the U.S. but I buy them when I go to Japanese super market. I never thought about using lotus roots in curry but it looks really good!

Faiza Ali said...

I have never tasted this stem.. love the cute design of the stem :) Nice recipe..

Nithu Bala said...

Very new recipe..didn't even know we can cook lotus stem..thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Sarah Naveen said...

I am yet to try anything with lotus stems..Curry looks fabulously yummy!! wanna try this...yummy yumm

SE said...

If you are in an alien land...missing your home cooking !! thats a nice statement..curry looks great..i am yet to try it here !

Sailaja Damodaran said...

This veg. is very healthy.One of the important ingredient for making any chinese medicine.

Devasena Hariharan said...

New to me. different ome!

Spice said...

Another one of my fav. I make it without coconut milk......never miss a chance to buy these....now u r making me hungry for this...

K said...

wow! This is totally new to me. Looks delicious!

Asha said...

Never tasted those, look like flowers.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

I always them in the Asian store but wasn't sure wht to do with them as it's my hubby's fav..I get some next time and try out ur recipe hon..that bowl looks too tempting for me to irresistie:)

Preethi Rajeev said...

totally new recipe , looks delicious, first time here, loved ur blog, following u

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Parita said...

Curry looks delicious, love the color!

priya said...

I am completely new to this recipe...looks so yummy..thx for posting such a nice recipe, dear!

Preety said...

i never saw this veggie in grocery store..looks so amazing

Viki's Kitchen said...

Always love this lotus stem. Curry with this stem seems great.

Siddhi S said...

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Gita said...

Very differnt and new dish for me Malar...I did see some lotus stems recently at a Chinese Market...didn't get it since I didn't know what to do with them..may be I can try your dish now :)

Aparna said...

a new one 2 me :)

Chetana said...

Lotus stem in a curry...new to me..tho it looks yumm..worth a try. The cleaning part usually puts me off...

Rekha shoban said...

very new receipe to me...i think this is healthy one..

Sushma Mallya said...

This is really new to me...i have not tasted this lotus stem, surely looks good esp the colour of the gravy....tempting and delicious malar

jeyashrisuresh said...

very often i have seen this in chines wet markets.never know what to do with this.nice try malar

sowmya.s said...

looks good,,,nevr tried anything with lotus stem..good one..

Babli said...

Kakdi curry is absolutely new dish for me. Looks delicious and you have presented with mouth watering pictures. Thanks for this lovely and innovative recipe. I will definitely try it out.

Prathibha said...

never had this vegetable...looks so nice n different

Kitchen Flavours said...

Never tasted this before...but heard and saw recipes many a times...this recipe looks yummy....

Nandini said...

Ooh! Kozhumbu with lotus stem! It's great! I'll definitely try this!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

New and interesting recipe da. Looks good, wanna taste it!

Dershana said...

wow!these look enormous.the ones i get are slender. i love chips made with these. currying them is new to me.

Anupama said...

I wonder where you get the time to try out recipes like this, that too with lotus stem which I've never even seen in my life so far :-). Great job malar!