Friday, 18 January 2019


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3-4


3 cups peeled and thinly sliced lotus stem
oil for deep-frying
2 medium sized onions roughly chopped
1 capsicum roughly chopped
2 tsp garlic chopped
1 green chili chopped
2 tbsp oil
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp chili sauce
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp soy sauce
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tsp cornflour dissolved in  1-2 tbsp water
2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion whites and greens or roasted peanuts or roasted sesame seeds for garnishing

Method :
  1. Deep fry lotus stem in hot oil till they turn golden brown and crispy from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a broad non-stick pan add garlic,chili, onion and capsicum and stir for a while till they become tender.
  3. Add honey, chili sauce, tomato ketchup, soy sauce,pepper and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the fried lotus stems and cornflour slurry .
  5. Toss well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with spring onion whites and greens.

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