Lotus Stem Pickle

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Lotus Stem Pickle


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 6
  • 500 gms lotus stem

  • 250 ml mustard oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds (coarsely ground)

  • 2 tbsp black mustard seeds (coarsely ground)

  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds (also known as kalonji)


  • First of all, peel the washed lotus stem with the help of peeler
  • Now, cut it into slices
  • Wash these slices thoroughly
  • Now boil lotus stem slices till little tender
  • Make it sure that the lotus stem will not become very soft
  • Now take out the slices from water and spread on a cloth
  • Let the slices dry for 1 hour in air
  • Moist slices can ruin your pickle
  • Put vegetable oil in a pan and heat till smoke
  • When smoke starts to come out, switch off the flame and let the oil cool
  • When oil cools down till Lukewarm stage, mix all the spices in lotus stem slices and pour the oil
  • Mix it well
  • Fill it in a dry jar after 2 hours
  • Your lotus stem pickle will become ready to eat in 2 to 3 days