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December 1, 2021

Lotus Root Chips | Kamal Kakdi Chips | Lotus stem chips recipe

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Lotus stem chips

Lotus root chips is a super crispy and healthy snacks for adults and kids. Lotus stem also known as Lotus root is a nutritious vegetable. It is known as Kamal Kakdi / Kamal kakri in Hindi, Thamarai thandu / Thamarai kizhangu in Tamil, Nadru In Kashmiri, Renkon in Japanese, Thamara thant in Malayalam, Tavare dantu in Kannada, Tamara kada in Telugu. It is widely used in Indian and Japanese cuisine. It has a mild sweet and crunchy taste. However eating raw is not advisable as it is grown under the mud.

When I was pregnant, my doctor advised me to eat thamarai thandu vathal for my lunch as its rich in fiber, good for diabetes, controls stress and regulates blood pressure. It is also rich in Vitamins and minerals. So I used to get the dried lotus stem chips from Salem Home foods shop. My mom fries it along with papad and give me for lunch everyday. I love its taste. I never thought lotus root chips can be made at home with fresh lotus stem. Last week I bought some fresh Lotus stem online from FTH – Vegetable and grocery delivery app.

I tried this crispy and crunchy lotus stem chips yesterday for our weekend lunch along with vegetable biryani. It came out so well. Making lotus root chips at home is very easy. All you have to do is to wash and peel the skin. Slice thinly and deep fry. To make in Indian style, I added some red chilli powder and chat masala to the deep fried chips. It tastes so good with mild sweet taste ! We all loved it. In fact, this homemade lotus stem chips tastes much better than the ones I had during my pregnancy.

Friends, if you get fresh lotus stem in your place, do not forget to buy it and try this chips. Everyone will love it instantly. This chips also stays good for a week when stored in an air tight box. Ok, Lets see how to make Indian style lotus stem chips recipe/ Thamarai thandu chips with step by step pictures.

Lotus root chips

Lotus stem chips | Lotus root chips - Kamal Kakdi chips

Lotus stem chips | Lotus root chips - Kamal Kakdi chips

Lotus stem chips | Lotus root chips - Kurkuri Kamal Kakdi / crunchy chips recipe.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 2 cups
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Lotus stem / Lotus root - 2
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Chat masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - if required.
  • Water - to wash the lotus root
  1. Wash and peel the skin of lotus stem. Slice thinly.
  2. Wash again and spread in a cotton cloth. Let it dry.
  3. Heat oil and deep fry in batches. Toss and cook both sides.
  4. Remove when golden in color. Drain in a tissue paper.
  5. Take a bowl. Add the lotus stem chips. Sprinkle chilli powder and chat masala powder, salt if required.
  6. Mix well and serve. Store in a tight box and enjoy up to a week. Stays crispy !
  • Wash and peel the skin of lotus stem. Slice thinly.
  • lotus stem chips recipe
  • Wash again and spread the sliced lotus stem in a cotton cloth. Let it dry for 10 minutes.
  • lotus stem chips recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry. Add the sliced lotus stem in batches. Toss and fry both the sides till it turns golden brown in color. Remove in a tissue paper and sprinkle chilli powder, chat masala powder and salt ( if necessary). Mix well and serve with hot coffee or tea ! Store in an air tight box and enjoy upto a week.
    Enjoy !
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  • You can skip chat masala and use chilli powder alone.
  • You can bake the chips in oven or air fryer instead of frying in oil. Bake at 180c for 10 to 15 minutes till it turns crispy.


  Easy, healthy, Lotus stem chips is ready to munch. Enjoy with rice, tea or coffee!
lotus stem chips recipe

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