How to make Kabab Nadir Shahi -

Melt in the mouth kebab made from lotus root--stuffed with aam papad.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Lotus stem (भें), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Other

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kabab Nadir Shahi

Kabab Nadir Shahi Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kabab Nadir Shahi Recipe

  • Lotus stem 3 medium

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 3 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Green chillies chopped 4-5

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mace and cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted chana dal powder 1-2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Aam papad diced 2-3 slices

  • Oil to shallow fry

  • Chaat masala 1/4 teaspoon


  • Fresh red chilli cut into flower 1

  • Lemons cut into wedges 2

  • Iceberg lettuce a few leaves

  • Carrot cut into flower for garnish


Step 1

Preheat oven to 200º C. Wash the lotus stem thoroughly to ensure all mud is removed.

Step 2

Wipe it dry with kitchen towel. Peel and cut in two. Wrap in an aluminium foil and roast it in the preheated oven for twenty to twenty five minutes or till done.

Step 3

Remove and cool slightly. In a big bowl, grate the lotus stem with a broad grater and discard the waste.

Step 4

Add mashed potatoes, ginger, green chillies, red chilli powder, mace-green cardamom powder, garam masala powder, salt, roasted chana powder (or breadcrumbs) and coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Divide into sixteen small balls and stuff each ball with a piece of aam papad and shape it like a patty.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan and shallow fry all the patties until golden on both sides. Drain and place them on an absorbent paper.

Step 7

Arrange them on a service platter. Sprinkle chaat masala. Garnish with red chilli, lemon wedges, ice berg lettuce and carrot flowers.

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