Nadir Monji

Nadir Monji

From   India Unlimited

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Kashmiri

Key Ingredients:

Crisp and tangy these deep fried lotus stem slices will go well with cocktails


  • Lotus stems 2
  • Rice flour 2 tbsps + 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 tsp
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Chaat masala to sprinkle


  • Soak lotus stems in water in a bowl for some time, then peel them and cut into thick slices.
  • Take 2 tbsps rice flour in a plate, add a little red chilli powder and salt and mix well. Roll the lotus stem slices in it till they are well coated.
  • Mix together 1 cup rice flour, remaining red chilli powder, cumin seeds, carom seeds, salt and little water in a mixing bowl to make a medium thick batter.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Dip the lotus stem slices in the batter, slide into hot oil and deep fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Transfer into a serving platter, sprinkle chaat masala over them and serve hot.