Lotus Root Kebab

For Day 3, Week 4 of BM #41, here is another Iron-rich kid friendly recipe. I have recently come to know from my dietitian friend that Lotus root is a very good source of Iron. 

When I googled for kid friendly options using, Lotus root, the first few were various types of kebabs. Here is my take on these kebabs. My family and friends loved these and my older one was looking for more in the basket!

Ingredients - 

Lotus Root 250 gms (I used frozen)
Potato boiled and grated 1/2 cup
Onions, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Besan/Chick pea Flour 1/2 cup
Ginger, grated 1 tsp
Garlic, grated 1 tsp
Chaat Masala 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Green chillies as needed
Coriander leaves few
Oil for deep frying

Lotus Root Kebab

Method Of Preparation -

Pressure cook the lotus root and after it is cooked well. Pulse it in a grinder to a coarse paste.

Mix the remaining ingredients and make a dough.

Heat oil for deep frying in wok/kadai.

Pinch small portions of the prepared dough and pat into small patties/vadas and gently slide them into the medium hot oil. 

Add as many as can comfortably fit in the oil and resume the process multiple times.

Let them brown evenly and remove onto paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve with Tamarind-Date Chutney or a simple ketchup is fine too.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 41.

Also sending this dal to Srivalli's Kid's Delight - Iron-rich Recipes hosted by Kalyani this month.

Preparation Time 45 min
Makes 25-30
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, June 26, 2014


  1. Suja Ram Says:
  2. A very different Kebab recipe with Lotus root..Will try this sometime.

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Wow that's quite a dish..never worked with lotus stem...should try it sometime..

  5. Denny Says:
  6. I've never cooked lotus root. I see the frozen packet in the grocery store and wonder what people use it for. Now I know. Lovely recipe.

  7. Priya Suresh Says:
  8. Very new kebab for me, love lotus steam in gravies, but never tried them this way, wonderful dish.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. That is a very new dish to me, looks so tempting.

  11. /i never cooked with lotus stem. Cutlets / kebabs with lotus stem sounds interesting.

  12. these look so good - I've only cooked with lotus root once and that was in chinese soup - will have to pick some up to try this recipe

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