Nadru Yakhni: Lotus stem delicacy from Kashmir

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Serves: 2

Updated: Apr 14, 2022 | 13:16 IST

By: Times Foodie

Nadru Yakhni recipe with steps: Lotus stem recipe: Not just the beauty, the state of Kashmir is also popular for its authentic cuisine. Kashmiri dishes are rich in aroma and loaded with spices. Kashmiri meal has the power to leave you craving for more. One of the specialities of Kashmiri cooking is the lotus stem stew known as Nadru Yakhni. Nadru is the Kashmiri word for lotus stem and Yakhni means broth. This delicacy has rich flavours and delicious textures. If you are lucky enough to find lotus stems in the market, you can try this Nadru Yakhni recipe.


Serves 2
  • lotus stem

    500 grams

  • yogurt

    2 cup

  • oil

    1 tablespoon

  • asafoetida powder

    1/4 teaspoon

  • cumin seeds

    1/2 teaspoon

  • black cardamom

    1 piece

  • fennel powder

    1/2 teaspoon

  • ginger

    1/2 teaspoon

  • garam masala

    1/2 teaspoon

  • cardamom powder

    1/2 teaspoon

  • water

    1 cup

  • salt

    As required


Step 1

First, peel the skin of lotus stems and slice them into thick pieces. Make sure you clean them nicely.

preparation steps
Step 2

Heat some oil in a pressure cooker. Put hing and jeera followed by Nadru. Stir fry the pieces. Add salt to taste. Put black cardamom (coarse), saunf powder, ginger powder garam masala and cardamom powder. Cook it all a little bit.

preparation steps
Step 3

Put a glass of water and cover the lid of the cooker. Now, cook for one whistle that is for about 10 minutes.

preparation steps

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