How to make Nadru ke Kabab -

Lotus stem kababs – very Kashmiri very tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Lotus stems (bhen/bhee) (भें), Green chilli (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Nadru ke Kabab

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Nadru ke Kabab Recipe

  • Lotus stems (bhen/bhee) washed thoroughly, scraped and roasted 3-4

  • Green chilli 1

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 10-12

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Potato boiled and peeled 1

  • Brown breadcrumbs ½ cup

  • Oil For shallo

  • Micro greens for garnishing

  • Red capsicum curls for garnishing


Step 1

Roughly chop lotus stems and put in a mixer jar.

Step 2

Roughly chop green chilli and coriander sprigs and add to the mixer and grind to a coarse paste. Add salt, red chilli powder, black pepper powder and cumin powder.

Step 3

Quarter potato and add to the mixer and grind again till smooth. Transfer into a bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix well.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 5

Grease your palms with oil, divide the lotus stem mixture into 12 equal portions and shape them into tikkis.

Step 6

Shallow-fry the tikkis in hot oil, turning sides, till crisp and brown on both sides.

Step 7

Arrange kababs on a serving plate, garnish with micro greens and capsicum curls and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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