Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Phool makhana curry

Lotus seeds curry or Phool Makhana Curry  - After trying out the Roasted lotus seeds I have nearly half the packet of phool makhana remaining and wondering what to do with it. While searching the net, I got this recipe. I started trying this Phool makhana curry with a doubt how it would taste. But to my surprise, it tastes really delicious and all my family members loved it. Adding the cashews, makes it even more delicious. With the remaining lotus seeds, prepared the Phool makhana kheer. Will post that too soon.

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lotus seeds gravy

Recipe source : Holy Vegan
Lotus seeds - 2 cups
Tomato - 2 (medium sized)
Onion - 1 big
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 1/2 cup
Green Peas - 1/2 cup ( I used frozen )
Kasoori methi - 2 tsp (soaked in hot water)
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Water -  3 cups + 1/2 cup (3 cups water can be adjusted according to the gravy thickness)
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Lemon Juice / Rice vinegar - 2 tsp (optional, if you like little tangy taste, add it)
Coriander leaves - for garnishing (optional)
Cream - for garnishing (optional)

1. Take the lotus seeds and dry fry it until crisp. Keep it aside.

2. Wash and soak the cashews in hot water for 15 to 20 min.
3. Grind the cashews with 1/2 cup water and make to a smooth paste and keep it aside. Wash the peas and keep it ready.

4. In a wok/kadai, add oil and when it is hot, add the onion. Fry them, till it is translucent. Add the tomatoes and ginger garlic paste and saute well, till the tomatoes becomes soft and the raw smell of ginger garlic goes off.
5. Switch off the flame and let the onion tomato mixture cools down. Grind this onion tomato to a smooth paste and again transfer to the kadai and start cooking.
6. Add the salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder and little water and cook, till the oil oozes out.
7. Add the cashew paste and cook for another 5 min. Add the kasoori methi or fenugreek leaves now and again cook for 2 to 3 min.
8. Add the green peas now and if the gravy is thick, add some more water and cover it. Let the green peas cook (might take another 4 to 5 min). Now add the garam masala.
9. Add the fried lotus seeds now and mix thoroughly for 2 to 3 min and switch off the flame. Add the lemon juice now and mix it. (optional)

10. Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve the gravy with roti or nan.

lotus seeds curry

1. Instead of tomatoes, you can use tomato puree also.
2. Instead of cashew paste, you can add the coconut milk, but the taste would be different.
3. I used frozen green peas and it cooked fast. If you are using normal peas, it might take some more time to cook.

Rich and Delicious Phool Makhana Curry or Lotus seeds curry is ready

19 lovely comments:

Nava K

Finding the lotus seeds is really an issue,been searching yet mission failed. I love the thick gravy, actually my other half is more of a big fan of gravies.

Maybe and I am sure the seeds can be replaced with another almost similar type yet for the same utmost delicious flavors.


Never use this seeds in curry.Looks really tempting.will try it soon.


Something new for me:) really tempting curry....must try, bookmarked.


Something new for me:) really tempting curry....must try, bookmarked.

Shama Nagarajan

inviting curry dear

Nilu A

Interesting and delicious recipe.. Thanks for sharing Akila :-)

Mayuri Patel

Thanks Akila for sharing the recipe. I have had lotus seed curry at the ISKCON temple Juhu and its yummy. I will try out the recipe as soon as I get some lotus seeds from India. Unfortunately they are not available in Kenya.


I havenot tasted this before. Sounds intersting. lovely clicks as usual

Home Cooked food

love thick gravy when it coats the vegetables. looks very tempting.


I have never tried any dishes with lotus seeds...looks yummy


Delicious looking curry, love the step by step instructions


Is it available in India


Very new recipe to me. Must be yummy i guess :)

nandoos kitchen

very tempting curry. Bookmarking this.


even i tried gravy recipe with lotus seeds... was too delicious n yet to post in my site...


one of my favorites, I too have it on my blog, you have made it beautifully....


Never tried this looks interesting

Sangeetha Priya

delicious n interesting curry, love it!!!

Indian Beauty Zone

Wow this is so thick gravy loved it :)

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