Thamara valayam mezhukkupuratti/stir-fried lotus root & award

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
Lotus root(fresh or frozen) :1 cup (sliced thinly)

Garlic crushed : 1 tablespoon

Ginger about: 1" piece (peeled and grated)

Small Onion/shallots :5 to 8nos(crushed)

Crushed Redchilli flakes :1 tablespoon

Crushed Black Pepper :1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric Powder :1/4 teaspoon

Soy Sauce :11/2tsp(optional)

Vinegar :1 teaspoon(mixed with 14cup water)

Sesame oil :1 tablespoon

Sesame Seeds :1 tablespoon

Salt to taste


  • Put the sliced lotus root into vinegar water as you slice it.
  • Add very little water to the sliced lotus root, add turmeric powder,salt and boil it with lid closed.
  • Cook until the lotus root slices start to change color - they turn a bit translucent looking.When the pieces turn soft (will take about 5 minutes);Drain the excess water.
  • Heat a frying pan with the oil.Lightly saute the crushed garlic, crushed red chilli flakes,crushed shallots.Fry till golden brown.
  • Add the boiled lotus root slices and turn over and cook a couple more minutes.
  • Add the sesame seeds, crushed black pepper, soy sauce. The lotus roots should get a bit caramelized from the soy sauce.
  • Serve hot or cold.


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