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Bhe (Kamal Kakdi) ki Sabzi

Lous Root/ Kamal Kakdi

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Spicy Kamal Kakdi often made in summers.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • ½ kg of fresh peeled and diced bhe/ kamal kakdi/lotus root or one frozen packet already diced and peeled ( If it is fresh wash it thoroughly under tap water as these roots are full of mud even inside of it)
    • 1 medium chopped finely in chopper
    • 1 cup of tomato sauce or puree
    • ½ tbsp of ginger
    • ½ tsp. of garlic minced (optional)
    • ½ tbsp. of green chili minced
    • Salt to Taste
    • ½  tbsp. of turmeric powder
    • ½ tbsp of red chili powder
    • ½ tbsp of coriander/dhaniya powder
    • ½ tsp. of amchoor powder
    • ½ tsp. of garam masala
    • Oil


    1. In a pressure cooker add 3 tbsp of oil.
    2. Add onions, ginger garlic paste and green chili.
    3. Let it cook till they caramelized
    4. Now add all the dry spices.
    5. When the spices seem to be cooked, add tomato sauce.
    6. Stir it and cook till it starts leaving oil on sides.
    7. Add Bhe / Kamal Kakdi
    8. Add 1 cup of water and close the lid.
    9. After 2-3 whistles it will be cooked.
    10. Serve with steamed rice or Roti / Chapatti




    we dry this and eat this with curd rice.excellent taste.i love to make sabzi but i don't know where's its available in dubai.