How to make Crispy Lotus Stem in Masala Curry Parmesan Baskets

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is by 'Chef-Akshay-Nayyar'

Main Ingredients : Lotus stems (bhen/bhee) (भें), Cornflour/ corn starch (कॉर्नफ्लावर/कॉर्नस्टार्च)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Crispy Lotus Stem in Masala Curry Parmesan Baskets

Crispy Lotus Stem in Masala Curry Parmesan Baskets Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Crispy Lotus Stem in Masala Curry Parmesan Baskets Recipe

  • Lotus stems (bhen/bhee) peeled, sliced and blanched 1-2

  • Cornflour/ corn starch for dusting

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon

  • White sesame seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Parmesan cheese grated 1 cup

  • Parsley chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Put the sliced lotus stems in a bowl, add cornflour and rub it well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Deep-fry the lotus stems in hot oil till crisp and brown. Drain.

Step 4

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and onion and sauté till translucent.

Step 5

Add chilli flakes and mix well

Step 6

Add sesame seeds, chilli paste and salt and toss to mix

Step 7

Add tomato ketchup and spring onion and mix well.

Step 8

To make parmesan basket, put parsley in parmesan cheese and mix well.

Step 9

Sprinkle parmesan in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook for a minute. Cool for a minute.

Step 10

Place bowls upside down on a worktop, place the cheese mixture over the bowl, so that it takes the shape of a bowl.

Step 11

Put lotus stem in masala curry into the baskets and serve immediately

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