Sweet Chilli Lotus Root

Deep fried lotus root slices served mixed with a sweet chilli sauce This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Sweet Chilli Lotus Root

Main Ingredients Lotus roots, Sugar
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Sweet Chilli Lotus Root

  • 2 Lotus roots , well-scrubbed and washed
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli paste
  • 2 tablespo to deep fry Oil
  • 5-6 Asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic chopped
  • 1 Medium onion , cubed and layers separated
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato ketchup
  • 2 Spring onions with greens
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar


  1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  2. Diagonally cut lotus roots into thin slices. Trim asparagus tips and cut the stems into 2 inch pieces.
  3. Add lotus roots slices to hot oil and deep-fry.
  4. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and saute till golden. Add onion and tomato ketchup and mix. Add asparagus stems and mix.
  5. Cut spring onion stems into 1 inch pieces and roughly chop the bulbs and add to the pan and mix well.
  6. Add red chilli paste. Drain lotus root slices from hot oil and add to this pan. Add asparagus tips, sugar, salt and vinegar and toss well.
  7. Transfer onto a serving platter and serve hot.