Thamara Valayam Mezhukkupuratti/Stir-fried Lotus Root & Award

Recipe for Thamara Valayam Mezhukkupuratti/Stir-fried Lotus Root 

Ingredients :

Lotus root : 1 cup (sliced thinly, Can use fresh or frozen)
Garlic : 1 tbsp (crushed)
Ginger : 1" piece (peeled and grated)
Small Red Onion /Shallots : 5-8 (crushed)
Crushed Red Chilli Flakes : 1 tbsp
Crushed Black Pepper : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Vinegar : 1 tsp (mixed with 1/4 cup water)
Sesame oil : 1 tbsp
Sesame Seeds : 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation :

1. Put the sliced lotus root into vinegar water as you slice it.
2. Add very little water to the sliced lotus root, add turmeric powder,salt and boil it with lid closed.
3. Cook until the lotus root slices start to change color - they turn a bit translucent looking.When the pieces turn soft (will take about 5 minutes); Drain the excess water.
4. Heat a frying pan with the oil, lightly saute the crushed garlic, crushed red chilli flakes, crushed shallots and fry till golden brown.
5. Add the boiled lotus root slices and turn over and cook a couple more minutes.
6. Add the sesame seeds, crushed black pepper. Remove from the fire. Serve hot or cold.

Check here for Vegetarian Side Dishes.

Now Comes the Award

My friend Lissie has honoured me with this award. I am so happy to receive it from her and thank her for all the appreciation and encouragement.Thank u Lisse for thinking of me and sharing it with me.

This award goes with a fun meme which has to be passed on to 6 of your favourite blogs and which has to be answered with only one word.

Here is the meme part:

1. Where is your cell phone: Table

2. Your hair: Black

3. Your mother: Chandrika

4. Your father: Deceased

5. Your favorite food: Prawns

6. Your dream last night: None

7. Your favorite drink: Coffee

8. Your dream/goal: Travelling around world

9. What room are you in: Living room

10. Your hobby: Music

11. Your fear: Snakes

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: India

13. Where were you last night: Home

14. Something you aren’t: Selfish

15. Muffins: Strawberry

16. Wish list item: Cartier watch

17. Where did you grow up: Chennai

18. Last thing you did: Played with kids

19. What are you wearing: Skrit&Top

20. Your TV: On

21. Your pets: No

22. Your friends:Hubby

23. Your life: Great

24. Your mood: Happy

25. Missing someone: Dad

26. Vehicle: Yes

27. Something you’re not wearing: Glasses

28. Your favorite store: Macys

29. Your favorite color: Black

30. When was the last time you laughed: Afternoon

31. Last time you cried: Unsure

32. Your best friend: Manasa

33. One place that I go over and over: San Fransisco

34. One person who emails me regularly: Friend

35. Favorite place to eat: Home

I would like share this awards & meme to:

Mythreyi Dilip
Sushma Mallya

Enjoy and Happy blogging!


  1. When I didn't read the title and saw the pic I thought it's okra :-)
    Congrats on your award..May you get many many more :-)

  2. Thanks Sangeetha...for the awards. Just got soo buzy... didnt find time to post the awards post...
    Will b posting sooon
    It was good to read your Meme....Got to know a little bit more abt you..

  3. I use to make sambar or gravy ...but this is totally very new.Must try....nice one

  4. Lotus root Fry looks great. Never made this. Congratulations on the award dear! Wish you lot more!

  5. That is a cool award Sangeetha, Congrats!!!

    Thanks for passing dear, will post it soon:)

  6. Congrats for the award dear........lotus root fry looks's totally new to i'm exited to try it..

  7. merukuvarutti.... enikyu vaiya! My sis likes this a lot.

    She can eat this alone.

    Your version and preparation look good.

    You are a frequent cook, see articles and recipes come so fast. :)

  8. Congraz on ur award sangeetha,and thanks a lot for sharing it with me as well,was really nice to read abt u and to know u better,,,and now coming to ur recipe,it really looks delicious,lovely click as usual,would surely try this as i havent tried anything with lotus root so far..

  9. wow..that's interesting. I have not tried or tasted it...

    congrats on your award

  10. Congtas on ur awards dear, thanks for passing it to me :)
    would post it soon

  11. Congrats Sangheee& thanks alot dear for sharing with me..Lotus root okke evidunnu kitty?anyways looks yumm yumm..

  12. Fantastic lotus root stir fry, looks beautiful Sangeetha..Congrats on ur award!

  13. Congrats for the award dear! Mezhukkupuratti looks awesome ...

  14. Congrats on the award and thanks a ton for thinking abt me, sweetie!...i am so very happy to get this from u!

  15. I never tasted these lotus roots,looks gr8.and congrats on ur award,enichum pambine pediyaaa....

  16. Thamarai thandu fry seems so delicious. Enjoyed your meme:)

  17. I too thought when i was the pic it was okra. Nev erhad lorus root.
    Looks yumm.

  18. This is my mom's favourite dish! It's a different version and looks yummy! Liked your meme!

  19. this is an interesting recipe. i have seen lotus roots in the frozen section in a supermarket. How should i select them? That looks brown in colour. is it fine?
    i am waiting to try it out...

  20. This is a very different recipe. Looks so good. Shape looks like okra. YUM!

  21. Lotus root has always been one of my favourite food....esp. in the summer time, they are wonderful to cook with pork sparerib, and a simple stir-fry like this.

    Angie's Recipes

  22. i love this dish! I have never used sesame though. Shd try it next time

  23. this is absolutely new to me..never thought of a dish with root of a flower.. :)congrads on ur award dear... :)

  24. Thank namitha, sandhya for encouragement..:)

    Thnk saliaja,Do try & let me know its outcum:)

    Thank u raje & mythreyi,parsu for the sweet comment and great support:)

    Thnks abilash for appreciation and encouragement.:)ennikum merukuvarutti ishatmanu...

    Thank u sushma nima for sweet comments..give a try and let me know the outcome:)

    Thanks pria, U deserve it dear..

    Thank u sree and priya 4 ur sweet comment and encouragement..:)

    Thank u lakshmi & priya.

    vrinda,happy cooks,viki's kitchen,nandhini,thanks a lot.:)

    Vaishnavi thank u,Yep u can buy frozen lotus root and ur right it will be in brown colour..No harm .do try and let me know the outcome.

    Thank u suknaya & angie..:)

    Thank u preeti next time try with sesame and let me know how it tastes...:)

    Thank u lena for great support nd for lovely comment.

  25. I have never cooked or eaten Lotus root - I have seen it in the korean store and have always wondered what to do with it . This looks just like Vendakka mezhukkupuratti . I am going to try making some too .I love the name you gave the dish Thamara Valayam ..very interesting.


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