Lotus Root Pickle Recipe | Lotus Stem Pickle Recipe although known as a root is made from the stem (or rhizome) of the lotus plant. It is known as kamal kakdi or bhae in India.
With those iconic, beautiful flowers in bloom above the surface of the water, the lotus stem/root or kamal kakdi remains in the mud below. The root or the stem can reach up to around four feet in length and has a segmented appearance. This striking pattern resembles old rotary dial phones.
This crisp Asian root vegetable is very popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines, although it is widely consumed throughout Asia. In India, it is also used to make splendid curry with potatoes.