Monday, April 27, 2015

Popped Lotus Seeds

Ya you read it right,its popped lotus flower seeds.Its just like popcorn.I didn't knew it till now that this thing is made from popping lotus seeds.
Now i am admired by lotus plant,whats is not used out of lotus - its flower,stems,leaves,seeds wow...
You get this in indian store in popped form.You can toast it a little to bring back the crunchiness .
I just flavoured it by my usual method i used to flavour puffed rice.
So here is the recipe if you are interested.

Ingredients :

Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Popped Lotus Seeds (phool makhana) - 4 cups
Turmeric pd- 1/2 tsp
Salt (use fine powder one, not granulated one It won't stick to popped seeds) - as needed
Dry red chillies broken - 2 or more
Curry leaf - 1 sprig

Method:

1.In a big pan add oil, once it's hot remove from stove and add turmeric pd, salt, red chilly and curry leaf, saute it in residual heat.
2.Add popped lotus seeds and mix well and then put in flame and keep stirring untill all pops are uniformly heated.
3.Serve crunchy lotus seeds.



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