How to make Lotus Seed Curry -

Lotus seed or makhana as it is popular known in India make for a lovely texture.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Lotus seeds (मखाने), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Lotus Seed Curry

Lotus Seed Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lotus Seed Curry Recipe

  • Lotus seeds 1 cup

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Potato quartered and sliced 1 medium

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into medium cubes 100 grams

  • Fresh coriander leaves Chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan add green chillies, curry leaves, ginger-garlic paste and onions and sauté till the onions are light brown.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 3

Add tomato puree mix well. Add lotus seeds and potatoes with half cup water and mix well. Cover and cook for five minutes.

Step 4

Add yogurt and mix well. Cook for four to five minutes. Add salt and cottage cheese and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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