Kamal Kakdi Recipe

Kamal Kakdi recipe is also very famous as Lotus Stem Curry and Bhein Mirch Masala recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Lotus Stem by following this easy recipe.
Kamal Kakdi Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 8.8 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2 Medium pieces lotus stem, cut and peeled into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 2 Finely chopped onion
  • 2 Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Inch piece ginger, chopped
  • 8-10 Garlic flakes, crushed
  • 2-3 Green chillies-deseeded and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Amchoor
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 3/4 Cup well beaten curd
  • Water as required
  • Salt as required

    Sabut Garam Masala:
  • 1 Moti elaichi
  • 1 Inch stick cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seed
  • 2-3 Laung

    Mirch Masala:
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper corns
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Black cumin seeds
How to make Kamal Kakdi:
  • Take a skillet and add 4-5 cups water with 2 tsp salt and 2 tsp lemon juice to it, bring it to a boil.
  • Add the lotus stem to it and cover it.
  • Simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Drain out the liquid, set aside.
  • Now heat ghee in a pan and add all the sabut garam masala to it, fry it for about 1 minute.
  • Combine the chopped onions with it and cook until light brown.
  • Add ginger, green chillies, mirch masala and garlic to it and cook for a minute.
  • Beat the curd and add it to the onions, keep stirring.
  • Cook it for about 5 to 7 minutes until the ghee separates.
  • Combine the chopped tomatoes, salt, garam masala and amchoor with it and fry until the ghee separates.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to it and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the boiled pieces of lotus stem and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Cover and simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes.