Sunday, May 3, 2009

stirfried lotus stems with multigain roti




lotus stem is a fav veggie of mine and i use it in different flavors.........it provides a high fiber ( high on iron n other nutrients too) meal n if combined with some other flavorful veggies , the goodness is multiplied......as here i made this stirfry with green capsicum n spring onions n had it with multigrain roti........healthy n wholesome , satisfying meal...........also i can have it for breakfast , lunch or dinner.......any time meal........fresh curds or a cucubmber raita goes well with this or it can be combined with a lentill soup..........

ingredients

lotus stems sliced 1 cup
green capsicum chopped 1/4 cup
spring onion chopped 11/3 cup
ginger garlic n green chillies chopped as required
salt n pepper
oil 1 tsp


procedure

heat oil in a nonstick pan ( i use my cast iron one) n tip in the garlic , ginger n green chillies, in that order, one by one.......after a few seconds throw in the lotus stem slices n salt ............stir n for 3-4 minutes.......now add the capsicum n spring onions n the black pepper powder inliberal amounts ( preferably freshly crushed)..........adding the capsicum n spring onions later at this time allows them to remain crisp as i like it this way....if you want them wilted n slightly browned , you can add all the veggies together.........keep stirring and it's ready in 2 minutes.


for multigrain roti.........make a dough with mixed flour( barley, oats , ragi,bajra, jowar n maize) and water.........the dough is not very pliable if there is no wheat ( as i have used it here) you can add wheat if you like..........without wheat it makes a bit thick roti with rough edges....like this one.............addition of wheat flour allows better shaping ..........from the dough make small round portions, flour n roll to make a flat bread n grill over a hot iron griddle.....(tawa)............both sides........the one here has a fabulous crumbly n chewy texture n i like the flavor it gives .

7 comments:

  1. wow...this is soo simple and sooo nice... Good pic:) I have tried lotus stem -the dried salted and fried version.. Never tried it fresh... must try this recipe soon! very nice and different recipe!

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  2. thanks kitti....i now know about your name....lotus stem is used in kashmiri cuisine mostly n they make many dishes like the chips etc..it's used in other norhtern states of india too.

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  3. Hey have seen some frozen ones here in the Indian store...will try it out as I have never eaten this veggie...sad no???

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  4. yes sakshi.....it's a tasty n nutritious veggie....even it's not green.....my lotus stem stir fry posted earlier is considered a delicacy in our home.

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  5. We get it at the Asian store here and I love it!! Will try your version and let you know how it turned out!

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  6. have I seen this here before..looks so yum dear..:)

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