How to make Sweet Chilli Lotus Root -

Deep fried lotus root slices served mixed with a sweet chilli sauce

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Lotus roots (भें / नादरू), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Sweet Chilli Lotus Root

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Sweet Chilli Lotus Root Recipe

  • Lotus roots , well-scrubbed and washed 2

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo to deep fry

  • Asparagus 5-6

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Medium onion , cubed and layers separated 1

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • Spring onions with greens 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 2

Diagonally cut lotus roots into thin slices. Trim asparagus tips and cut the stems into 2 inch pieces.

Step 3

Add lotus roots slices to hot oil and deep-fry.

Step 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.

Step 5

Cut spring onion stems into 1 inch pieces and roughly chop the bulbs and add to the pan and mix well.

Step 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.

Step 7

Transfer onto a serving platter and serve hot.

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