Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni | Lotus root in yogurt sauce

by Priya
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Lotus root! I have seen it, eaten it as chips but I haven’t really cooked with it. Actually, I didn’t know how to cook with it. So when Priya asked me to use Lotus root and curd / yogurt in a vegetarian dish, what did i do? I googled – lotus root and yogurt-oh my, the land of Kashmiri recipes came up with a variety of Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni. After going through a lot of recipes, here is my version of Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni (Lotus root in Yogurt sauce). This post is for Ssshhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. I was Paired with Priya, who gave me the root and curd as the core ingredients to prepare a delicious dish.

Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni is a very typical Kashmiri style dish, which does not contain onions or garlic. The typical taste to this dish is because of the addition of various aromatics such as cloves, cinnamon and black cardamom.

This lotus root in yogurt sauce is an one pot recipe which is flavorsome and aromatic. It is simple to make and can be paired with rice or rotis.

Getting the main ingredient (Lotus root) proved quite difficult in our area. I searched for quite a few days in various shops and then ultimately found in it”My Mark” stores. As you can imagine, have only eaten slices of lotus root as chips…i did not know what to expect when i went to buy it. It looked like thick stick with closed ends on both sides. The guy at the counter was sweet and explained to me the way that the root needs to be cut and cleaned…phew!!! Now, that the initial part of “purchasing” of ingredients was over, the real work starts…cleaning…well we are not near cooking as of yet 🙂

CLEANING THE LOTUS ROOT

First, wash the lotus root from the outside, then slice them diagonally and then submerge all the sliced pieces in water for about 30 mins. This would generally remove most of the dirt from with the root…but if there are places where it is still not clean…cotton buds are the way to go..Now that the cleaning / prep work is completed..let us prepare some delicious Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni / lotus root in yogurt sauce…this dish can be easily paired with rice or rotis.

Psst …the beauty of this recipe..it’s a one pot / cooker recipe…

This lotus root in yogurt sauce is an one pot recipe which is flavorsome and aromatic. It is simple to make and can be paired with rice or rotis.

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Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni (Lotus root in yogurt sauce)
This lotus root in yogurt sauce is an one pot recipe which is flavorsome and aromatic. It is simple to make and can be paired with rice or rotis.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings
Ingredients
This lotus root in yogurt sauce is an one pot recipe which is flavorsome and aromatic. It is simple to make and can be paired with rice or rotis.
Instructions
  1. Clean and slice the lotus root s and set aside
  2. In a small cooker, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and add all the aromatic spices and mix well
  3. Add the lotus roots and mix well with the aromatics
  4. Now add the salt, green chillies and water and let it simmer for 2 minutes
  5. Now close the cooker and the lotus steam cook in the spices. Let it cook for at least 5 -6 whistles and then set it aside
  6. Once the cooker cools down, open the cooker and add a pinch of fennel seed powder, and mixture of yogurt and besan
  7. Mix all the ingredients and let the sauce simmer for another 10-15 minutes
  8. To finish, add some chopped coriander leaves as garnish and serve with cooked rice or rotis
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22 comments

The Girl Next Door July 3, 2018 - 7:49 am

The yakhni looks really good! I’m sure it tasted great as well! 🙂

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priya July 3, 2018 - 3:53 pm

Thank you Priya..yes this Yakhni nadru was simple and nice 🙂

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Shobha Keshwani July 6, 2018 - 7:07 am

Very well prepared nadru dish.. love it. Even in Sindhi cuisine we have a variety of dishes with lotus stem.

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priya July 10, 2018 - 10:43 am

Thank you Shobha…was not aware of lotus root usage in sindhi cuisine…would love to know more about it…

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Seema Doraiswamy Sriram July 8, 2018 - 8:59 am

Lotus root… I love your recipe, now to search for some lotus root.

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priya July 10, 2018 - 10:42 am

Thank you Seema, yup search and clean 🙂

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Priya Suresh July 8, 2018 - 8:14 pm

Yakhini rocks that too with fresh lotus stems, such a inviting dish.. Well done.

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priya July 10, 2018 - 10:41 am

Thank you Priya…my first time using Nadru 🙂

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Sujata Shukla July 9, 2018 - 7:05 am

A perfect dish for the Kashmiri theme! Kashmiri Nadru Yakhni sounds flavourful with all the spices, and easy to make (once the roots are cleaned, as per your instructions, that is!)

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priya July 10, 2018 - 10:40 am

yup cleaning is the key…loved making the nadru..such a different texture lotus root gives to the dish

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themadscientistskitchen July 10, 2018 - 1:32 pm

Wash under a high pressure jet and your nadru gets cleaner easier. As for the yakhni it is delicious. I love the pictures they are so amazing.

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priya July 19, 2018 - 5:59 am

oh yes thats a good idea, i am trying very hard on getting better pics..so your words are a great motivation…thank you for visiting my page..

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Aruna July 12, 2018 - 5:31 am

I love lotus root and this would be a great recipe to try. Yup! cleaning the root is an art and occasionally a task 🙂

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Batter Up With Sujata July 12, 2018 - 2:36 pm

Yakhni looks so flavourful and tempting. I can feel the taste and flavour. Perfect for the theme. Great share.

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theyellowdaal July 14, 2018 - 8:28 am

Definitely something that I don’t cook with. Hats if to you on trying and being successful.

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poonampagar July 16, 2018 - 8:24 am

I love lotus stem curries..have tried one ..but not with yogurt..this yakhini looks so good..I am sure it is flavorful !

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Renu Agrawal Dongre July 20, 2018 - 5:29 am

Have always seen this but never eaten it. Looks delicious

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priya July 27, 2018 - 9:38 am

hvme too..had never used this vegetable till this time..do try it out 🙂

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jayashreetrao July 24, 2018 - 6:18 am

This looks delicious, I do need to try this

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priya July 27, 2018 - 9:37 am

thank you Jayashree

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Anu July 26, 2018 - 6:42 pm

This curry looks so delicious and flavorful. Bookmarked it and I am going to try this next time I buy lotus root.

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priya July 27, 2018 - 9:35 am

Anu…do try it and let me know how it turned out 🙂

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