Aloo Bhey ki Sabzi |Potato Lotus Stem Curry


For the last day of cooking side dishes I made my MIL's special Aloo Bhey ki Sabzi.It has been almost two years since we had few veg curries that we liked most .Kathal(Jackfruit) ,Ganth Gobi(Kohlrabi),and Bhey(Lotus stem) are few of them that we were always looking up in every store.So this time when I found lotus stems in frozen section of Apna Bazar , I was very excited .I used half of them in this curry and the other half I will use to make my FIL's special bhey ke kofte after Navratri fasting.As we will be fasting for 9 days from tomorrow so I am not going to cook anything except Falahari food.

Let me tell you this is a simple curry but tastes heavenly with roti or you might like it with rice also.
So if you are looking for some different taste in the vegetable meal do try this curry and enjoy.

Blogging Marathon#57
Theme-Side Dishes
Dish-Aloo Bhey Sabzi

3 potatoes,cut in lengthwise or cubes
1 cup lotus stem.bhey/

2 onion
4 garlic cloves
1 "ginger piece

2 tomatoes
3-4 green chillies

1 teaspoon cumin seeds
a pinch aseftida

2 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
Salt to taste
4 tablespoon oil

To garnish
2 tablespoon coriander leaves,chopped

Make paste 1 and 2 and set aside.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker,add asafetida and cumin seeds.As popping starts add onion garlic paste (paste-1)and cook till onion becomes golden in color.
Now add all the spices powders and salt and stir well.
Add tomato puree(paste-2) and cook till oil comes out from edges.
Now add potato cubes and lotus stem rounds.Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add 3 cups of water and close the lid, let it cook for 2 whistles.
When all steam evaporates,open the lid and cook again for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with roti or rice.


Serve-4 Cooking time-25 minutes

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Best regards,
Sapana Behl

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  1. Its anew recipe for me. Will keep an eye for lotus stem next time.

  2. Typical bhey aaloo ! I make it almost in the same way , tastes so so good . We normally boil the bhey before adding , since rhey can be hard at times and do mot cook along with potatoes .

  3. Looks very flavoursome and inviting!

  4. I tried this once and it didn't turn out very well. I will try again with this recipe. It looks so good!

  5. I have tried just bhey sabzi but pairing it with aloo sounds wonderful too.

  6. What a delicious curry with aloo & lotus stems. Never tried this combo before, sounds yummy!!
    We get kohlrabi regular farmers market here. Kathal is available in cans in Indian grocery stores.

  7. Totally drooling here, this sabzi makes me hungry.

  8. Feeling hungry looking at this sabzi.

  9. only cooked with lotus stem once and that with a chinese recipe - your version here looks delicious!

  10. Love this Indian recipe for lotus stem....see on Malaysian version here. Will try it for sure.


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