Kamal Kakdi Ke Pakode

Kamal kakdi or lotus stem is a low calorie and high fibre vegetable that is also loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. When made into pakodas it is divine. Precaution should be taken to wash them thoroughly as they are covered with a lot of mud.

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Kamal Kakdi Ke Pakode

Main ingredieents Kamal kakdi (lotus stems), Gram flour, Rice flour, Carom seeds, Ginger, Green chilli, Oil
Cuisine Indian
Course Snack
Prep time 10-15 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



·         200 grams lotus stems, thoroughly washed

·         1 cup gram flour (besan)

·         2 tbsps rice flour

·         ¼ tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

·         ¼ tsp turmeric powder

·         ¼ tsp red chilli powder

·         Salt to taste

·         1 tsp chopped ginger

·         1 green chilli, chopped

·         A pinch of baking soda

·         Oil for deep frying

·         Tomato ketchup for serving




1.      Slice the lotus stems thinly.

2.      For the batter, take gram flour in a bowl, add rice flour and mix. Crush carom seeds and add and mix.

3.      Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, ginger and green chilli and mix.

4.      Add 1¼ cups water and whisk into a smooth batter. Add soda and mix well.

5.      Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the lotus stem slices in gram flour batter and slide them into the hot oil. Deep fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

6.      Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.