Lotus Stem Potato curry| Kamal kakdi Aloo Sabzi popularly known as Aloo bhein Sabzi is a delicious gravy recipe made in north India.Lotus stem and Potato curry is rich and delicious North Indian recipe made from Lotus stems and potato in gravy.A simple reipe but made differently to bring out the best flavors.
This Kamal kakdi sabzi or Lotus stem potato curry is a heirloom recipe. It has many names and the Bhein aloo curry is a staple in our house. It also finds some traces in sindhi cuisine. We prepare this at least once in a week. The rich vibrant red colored gravy signifies the rich preparation and true authentic Punjabi flavors.
Lotus stems are a a very healthy ingredient. The benefits can be attributed to its unique mix of vitamins, minerals, including potassium, phosphorous, copper, iron, and manganese etc.
How to clean Lotus stems:
- I mostly buy those stems which are closed from both ends. Otherwise its painful to clean them. Wash them under running water . If your ends were open while buying the stems,then you need to wash them twice.
- Shave their skin with a peeler. Then slice them thick enough to hold shape while cooking. Wash them again to ensure they are completely clean from inside too. Soak the stems or bhein / kamal kakdi in water until ready to be cooked.
For this recipe i fry both the lotus stems as well as potatoes. Alternatively you may pan sear them on high flame with little oil until brown. If you chose the later, then you may have to cook them till two whistles.YUM