How to make Lotek -

Assorted vegetables cooked in oriental sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Spinach (पालक), Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian


Lotek Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lotek Recipe

  • Spinach 1 medium bunch

  • Pumpkin 1 inch cubes 100 grams

  • String beans (chavli) 1 inch pieces 10-12

  • Raw jackfruit 1 inch cubes 100 grams

  • Potato cubed 1 medium

  • Bean sprouts 1/2 cup

  • Birds eye chillies 3

  • Kencur 1/4 inch piece

  • Dried shrimp paste 1/4 teaspoon

  • Palm sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted peanuts 1/2 cup


Step 1

Steam spinach, pumpkin, chavli beans. Cook the jackfruit and potato cubes in water till tender. Drain. Blanch the bean sprouts, drain. Grind together bird chillies, kencur, shrimp paste, palm sugar and salt to make a sauce. Peel and powder the roasted peanuts.

Step 2

Mix all the vegetables and lay in a serving dish. Pour the ground sauce over and garnish with powdered roasted peanuts. Serve at room temperature.

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