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Deep fried lotus roots or Kashmiri nadir monji

Nadir Monji

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Deep Fried, Street Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 C lotus roots peeled, cut into strips ( sort of like thicker french fries)
  • 4 Tbs rice Flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tsp shahi zeera ( black cumin)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ( add more or less to taste)
  • 1-2 Tbs water if needed
  • 2 C oil for frying


  1. Mix the rice flour , salt, cayenne and cumin into the lotus root strips. Each strip should be coated well. If the lotus roots are more watery, you may need more rice flour. And if they are dry, you need to use the water. The idea is to just wet coat the strips.

  2. Deep fry in oil on medium heat until nicely browned and crunchy