Lotus Stem Meatballs : Indian Domestic Kitchen Recipe : Natural Medicine

in Natural Medicine3 months ago

Hello people ,

This is my first post for Natural Medicines and Today I have made a very special gravy dish that is most commonly made in Indian domestic kitchen but the ingredients may differ. I have made this special dish with a very special ingredients.

Lotus Stem meatballs.

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This is how the stem look raw.

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The first step is to to chop the lotus stem and dry them a bit for an hour.

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Now let us have a look at the Ingredients.

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  • Chopped lotus stem.
  • Gram Flour -2 TBSP.
  • Regular Spices.
  • Finely Chopped Onions - 3.
  • Grated Tomatoes - 3.

Now the process.

Add the chopped lotus stem to a grinder and grind to make a paste.

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Now transfer he paste to a bowl.

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Add 2 Tbsp. of gram flour, 1 Tbsp of salt and 1 Tbsp of Red chilli powder.

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Now mix it properly and make a meatball like this.

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Now put the meatballs to deep fry.

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Fry them until the balls turn brown and crispy like these.

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First half is done, Now the second part.

Take an open vessel and add 2 tbsp of oil on high flame.

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Now, add chopped onions to fry them thoroughly.

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Once the onions are ready add grated tomato to form the paste.

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Now add regular spices as per taste. Salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.

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Stir after adding the spices, now the paste seems ready.

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Add 2 cups of water.

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Let the water boil for 5 minutes on high flame.

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Now add fried balls to the gravy, let them simmer for a couple of minutes.

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And the delicious dish is ready to eat.

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Best served with Roti (Indian Flatbread).

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Never would have thought of this one...and i have some lotus in my freezer!

Sorry for the late reply, this is one of those recipes that my grandmother has taught. Its her inheritance and our regards to her that we made this public.

Thank you for sparing some time to read my blog!

Wow! What an awesome first recipe to share with us. My family and I used to eat lotus roots and stems a lot in Cambodia before we moved to Suriname. Here it's not a common food. These balls look very similar to kofta, and I bet they are delicious. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to more.

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Thank you so much for the appreciation, yes these are in fact kofta, it also not common in some parts of India. They're delicious indeed, these balls can also be made and preserved for weeks, I can send you some :-D.

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Wow - what an incredible recipe!!! I've never even heard of any one doing this - I wish I could get Lotus root! Amazing!

Thank you, yes there are many different ways we make lotus stem dish, the best one is yet to come, I will definitely post it soon. Also If you want Lotus roots I may be able to send some :-P.

Such a creative dish, never though to make kofta from lotus stem/root. My wife is Cambodian, and this is a very common ingredient in Cambodian cuisine, but I don't see much South Asian food making use of it. Love this!!

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