Besan Kamal Kakdi

Lotus stems cooked with masalas and gram flour to make a flavourful dish. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Besan Kamal Kakdi

Main Ingredients Gram flour (besan), Lotus stem
Cuisine Rajasthani
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Besan Kamal Kakdi

  • 3-4 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 medium Lotus stem
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • A pinch + Garam masala powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried mango powder
  • 1 tablespo Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Peel and diagonally slice the lotus stem.
  2. Heat some water in a non-stick pan, add lotus stem, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add gram flour, mix, reduce heat and sauté till fragrant.
  4. Strain the lotus stems into a bowl, reserving the water.
  5. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds to the pan and mix well. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder and salt and mix again.
  6. Add boiled lotus stems, mix and cook for a minute. Add some of the reserved water and dried mango powder, mix and cook till dry.
  7. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  8. Sprinkle some garam masala powder and serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Nutrition Info

Calories 419
Carbohydrates 25.1
Protein 6.5
Fat 32.5
Other Fiber Iron- 13.9mg