Monday, December 6, 2010

Makhana-Khumb ki subzi ( Lotus seed- mushroom curry)


1 cup Phool makhana/lotus seeds
1 cup button mushrooms
2 large onions sliced
1/2 cup tomato puree
2 green chillies slit lenght wise
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp cashew paste
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp Kalonji (onion seeds)
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
2-3 tbsp oil
salt to taste
fresh chopped coriander for garnish
1 tbsp of fresh cream for garnish


Heat a pan and add 1 tsp oil. Fry the makhana on low heat for 2 minutes till it changes colour slightly. Turn off heat and set aside. Heat another pan with 2 tbsp oil. Add fennel seeds and kalonji. When the fennel seeds change colour, add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1 minute. To this add onions and fry till golden. Add tomato puree, cashew paste, salt, all the masala powders except garam masala and cook for 5 minutes till oil is out of the mixture. Now add makhana, mushrooms and 1 cup water and cook till all the flavors blend well. Check to see if the Makhana has become soft form inside. Top it with garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander and fresh cream. Serve with rotis or naan.


Unknown said...


New to me but looks yumm...Drop by when you find time!!:)


Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Wonderful combo and would love to have it.

Priya Sreeram said...

looks yummy n flavourful !!

Unknown said...

beautiful and yummy curry!...looks nice...

AJ said...

Yumm!! Just love curies with makhana - reminds me of my childhood!!

Priya Suresh said...

Beautiful combo, looks soo delicious..

Unknown said...

mouth watering sabzi, looks very tempting and delicious.

Rajani said...

looks great, can I substitiute mushroom for any other veg?

Preethi Rajeev said...

haven't tried lotus seeds before but this looks tempting.

Finla said...

I have never made anything with lotu seeds and i love the combo with mushroom.

Bong Mom said...


Mu Mom used to roast makhana and make something. I have never tried this. Did you see this in the Indian stores when here ?

Laavanya said...

I've never tried this combination - looks delicious.

Unknown said...

hii..... i have tis lotus seeds which are blakish in how do i use them in this recepie? can u pls help me?

Sharmi said...

@ Danny is your lotus seed fully covered with black shell or has black specks on them like you see in the picture? if it is fully black you may need to remove the skin.