Lotus seeds curry with Peas, Cottage cheese & Cashew (Makhane ki Subzi)

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Makhana is also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds. They are the seeds of lotus flower. Makhana can be used both in sweet or savoury  dish. This is a mouth watering dish and can be made with ease. It can also be eaten during fasting times. It has got a rich gravy as it contains cashew nuts. As this is a fasting recipe it doesn’t contain any onion, garlic or red chilli powder.

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Makhane ki subzi

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

2 cups makhane (lotus seeds/ fox nuts)

100 grams cottage cheese/paneer

1/2 cup peas

6-7 cashew nuts

sendha namak (rock salt) to taste

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon coriander powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 mango powder/amchur

2 tablespoon oil

coriander for garnishing

To be made into ground paste

3 tomatoes

3 green chilli

15-20 cashew nuts, soaked for 1 hour

Method

Heat little oil in a pan and roast makhane and cashew nuts. They should be light brown in colour. Stir continuously.

Meanwhile make a paste of all the ingredients under ground paste.

Heat remaining oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, saute for a min. Add coriander powder, turmeric, cumin powder, mango powder, saute for a min. They shouldn’t get burned.

Now add the ground paste along with some rock salt. Cook till the mixture separates oil and nice aroma comes. Add 2 cups of water,let it boil then reduce the heat.

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Add some chopped coriander, makhane, cashew nuts, peas and paneer.

Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 mins,till the makhane soak some gravy.

Garnish with coriander.

Serve hot with chapati, naan or rice. You can also top it up with some cream while serving.

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8 thoughts on “Lotus seeds curry with Peas, Cottage cheese & Cashew (Makhane ki Subzi)

  1. hi apsara. i have never tried lotus root with peas and paneer but i think there is no harm in trying it with a small quantity, otherwise you can omit them and just follow the recipe as written with lotus root. i hope that helped. Do tell me how it turned. 🙂

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