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Bhee Masala  Recipe

Lotus stem cooked with spices in tomato based gravy.

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Bhee Masala

Main Ingredients

Lotus stem, Oil





Level Of Cooking



  • Lotus stem boiled 1 inch pieces
    250 grams
  • Oil
    5 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Fresh tomato puree
    2 cups
  • Spinach leaves (palak) chopped
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Brinjals sliced
    3-4 medium
  • Potatoes peeled and cubed
    4 small


Step 1

Take a heavy bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds.

Step 2

Once they splutter add asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and sauté for two minutes.

Step 3

Add tomato puree, spinach, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Step 4

Sauté for eight to ten minutes or till the oil separates.

Step 5

Add lotus stem, brinjals and potatoes and two cups of water and cook on low heat for ten to twelve minutes or until done.

Step 6

Remove from heat. Serve hot with puris and raita.

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