[vegetarian cook's diary]

Lotus root curry

Lotus Root curry

Lotus root (actually it is not a root, but a rhizome) curried with green peas and onions;

How did I manage to think about this? Or did I think?

Saw a package of frozen sliced lotus root in Indian grocery store and decided to make a curry of it … and then decided to use frozen green peas from the fridge to add some color.


  • 1 package frozen sliced lotus root
  • 1/2 package frozen green peas
  • 1 med onion chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 green chillies sliced
  • 0.25 tsp cumin seeds
  • 0.25 tsp mustard seeds
  • 0.25 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dhana-jeeru powder
  • 0.5 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBP oil

Garnish ingredients:

  • plain yogurt
  • chopped cilantro

What did I do?

  1. Heat the oil and then add chillies, cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  2. Once crackling stopped, added onions
  3. Once onions were transparent, added rinsed (but not thawed) lotus roots and green peas
  4. Cooked with the pot covered
  5. Often stirred and checked if the roots became soft/tender
  6. After 5min or so, added salt and turmeric and continued with the cooking
  7. When roots were tender, added rest of the spices and covered the pot
  8. Let it sit for few minutes before garnishing and serving


  1. Garnished this with cilantro and yogurt and served with paratha

Njoyed it!!!

Inspiration:  typical Indian curry

Nutritional Fact: No clue, but you can check them out for lotus root itself here ….yummy!!


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