Kamal Kakdi Ki Chaat (Spicy Lotus Root Appetizer)

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Kamal Kakdi Ki Chaat (Spicy Lotus Root Appetizer)

Kamal Kakdi Ki Chaat

Kamal Kakdi Chaat is a truly unique and tasty dish. I wanted to make something new and delicious but also healthy and easy to make. kamal kakdi, is an edible lotus root that has a crunchy texture and slightly sweet taste. After doing some research, I was surprised at how much nutrients kamal kakdi has. I was excited to try out a spicy chat recipe using it. An added plus is that this recipe requires no frying and is a nice healthy savory snack. My family really enjoyed this new dish! Hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy!This recipe will serve 6.

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Chaat
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 2 cup sliced lotus stem I am using frozen, Kamal Kakdi
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp ginger thinly sliced, adrak
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper kali mirch
  • 1 tsp green chili finely chopped, Hari mirch
  • ½ tsp lemon juice

Also Need for Serving

  • ½ cup whipped yogurt for serving
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind chutney please add the link check the recipe


  • pressure cook the Kamal Kakdi in an instant pot for five minutes in two cups of water. I also drained the water. Kamal Kakdi should be tender. Notes: you can also, use the pressure cooker and cook at the same time, or you can also cook in a pot for 20 minutes.
  • Drain the water and pat dry.
  • In a frying pan heat the oil over low medium heat. Add the oil, oil should be just warm add sliced ginger. Stir fry for about 2 minutes and take it out in a bowl. I will use this ginger later for garnishing. Note: I feel adding ginger later it gives a nice kick to chaat.
  • Use the same pan and it already has some left-over oil. Oil should be moderately hot, add cumin seeds. As cumin seeds crack add kamal kakdi, stir and sprinkle salt and black pepper.
  • Stir fry for one minute add about 1 teaspoon of chopped green chiles and lemon juice stir fry for about 2 minutes, turn off the heat. Kamal Kakdi is ready to be served.
  • Plating the chaat, drizzle yogurt over kamal kakdi also drizzle tamarind chutney. And finish it off with some green chilies and roasted ginger.

Originally posted 2020-11-25 19:50:15.

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