Nadir Yakhin – Lotus Roots in a yogurt sauce

Nadir Yakhin – Lotus Roots in a yogurt sauce

The quintessential Kashmiri dish, part of every wazwaan/ saal and the star of a vegetarian festive meal. This dish is an acquired taste, for the sauce is mild and the lotus roots have no flavor on their own.



  1. Cut the lotus roots in 2 inch long pieces and partially cook them in two cups of water
  2. Whisk the yogurt and add the fennel. add in the water and blend to mix.
  3. Cook the yogurt and water mix on high heat and keep stirring until it comes to a rolling boil.
  4. Reduce heat and cook for about 20- 25 minutes until the yogurt thickens.
  5. Add in the partially cooked lotus roots and ome of the water that the lotus roots were cooked in.
  6. In a tadka pan heat the ghee, add in cumin and the whole spices and cook until lightly fragrant. Add this tadka to the yogurt and lotus root, add salt, the shahi zeera and dried mint and cook on low heat until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency and the lotus roots are cooked through.

    Source/Adopted from: Ansh

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