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Kamal Kakri Pakoras

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Lotus root (renkon in Japanese) is actually the rhizome of the lotus plant. It’s a popular vegetable throughout southern and eastern Asia, but it’s still not that well known in the west. Lotus root is full of fiber and various vitamins and other nutrients. In Asia it’s believed to have various medicinal qualities, but in macro-nutrient terms it’s best to think of it as a starchy vegetable, like potato. Visually of course, it’s very appealing with all those little holes. Lotus Roots Pakoras is a healthy snack which will be enjoyed by people of all ages.
  Rice flour 1 Tablespoon
  Rice flakes 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken masala 2 Teaspoon
  Water 6 Tablespoon
  Oil 200 Milliliter (For deep frying)
  Sliced lotus root 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Gram flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cooking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon

Sift the Gram Flour and Cooking Soda into a bowl. Add the Rice flour, Rice Flakes, Salt and Spices and mix well. Add 1 Tbsp of water mix it, until you have a medium thick batter. Allow the batter to rest about 15 min.

Lay the sliced lotus roots between the paper towels to absorb moisture this helps the batter adhere.

In a pan heat oil for deep frying over medium heat.

When the oil is ready, dip the slices into the batter and drain the excess before sliding it into the oil. Fry slowly on medium heat about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain well on more paper towels, sprinkle with salt if desired, and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Chinese people have long known that Lotus roots are a very healthy food and have been using them in this way for many centuries. Recent studies confirm this - Lotus roots were found to be rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper, and manganese, while very low in saturated fat.
Lotus Root Pakoras

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