Pholl Tapasha's are lotus seeds and is regularly cooked at home along with some potatoes. As a kid being fussy mama would add some paneer for me to get me to eat this. Have this along with roti or rice.

1 cup phool tapasha
1 potatoes, cut into quarter
1.5 onions, chopped
2 tomatoes, pureed
1 inch ginger, grated
3 green chilies
1/4 cup yogurt
7-8 curry patta
100 gms paneer, cut into cubes
1.5 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the onions till golden brown.
  2. Add the phool tapasha, potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Cook for a minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes an cook till the oil separates.
  5. Beat the yogurt well and add it.
  6. Transfer everything to a pressure cooker.
  7. Add 1/2 to 1 cup water. Add salt.
  8. Allow 2 whistles or till potatoes are cooked.
  9. Let the pressure release naturally.
  10. Add the paneer. Mix well.
  11. Add more water or boil excess water to desired consistency.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Rice.

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Priya said...

Lotus seeds curry looks delicious..would u pls post a pic of lotus seeds, will be helpful for me to search in Indian r chinese stores..hope u will do for me..:)thanks in advance Medhaa...

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry.. looks yummy.. thxs for sharing...

PJ said...

What a coincidence.Today i found lotus seeds in a store,was wondering what to do with it..Will try n let u knw..Nice reicpe medhaa

Bhawana said...

Di this curry looking soo tempting and mouthwatering. Now I cud remmeber my mom also made something like this when we were small, and now even she forgot to make. Looking exceptionally good for me. I bookmarked this.

viji said...

As priya please post the photo of lotus seed meda... lotus root & stem is different na.....i like this recipe very much.Yummy!!!!!!!!
Vazhaithandu means kela pindi in hindi yaar..... plantain stem....

Madhu said...

First time hearing about lotus seeds, do u get that in indian store. Very different recipe...Looks yummy with potatos.

Priya said...

Thats k problem at all..something waiting for u in my blog..pls check it..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow medhaa I have to tell a big thanks to you I have some meva with me from long time. I use half of them in kheer i want to use rest of them i don't know what to do now i got an idea thanks a lot dear

G.Pavani said...

looks yummy n tempting..i never heard of lotus seeds curry..

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