Fried Lotus Root with Curry Twist (Japanese Renkon Recipe)

Enjoy this Fried Lotus Root recipe’s delightful fusion of crunchiness and flavor! Whether or not you’re familiar with lotus root, this easy and delicious appetizer will indeed become a favorite!

Looking for lotus root recipes? Try my Stir-fried Lotus RootLotus Root Soup, and Lotus Root Salad!

Fried lotus root served with a dipping sauce.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • This fried lotus root recipe is simple to make using basic ingredients.
  • It’s the best combination of a curry-infused batter and crispy lotus root.
  • Your whole family will love this tasty dish.

Lotus Root

The lotus root, known as “Renkon” in Japanese, is the edible stem of the lotus plant. Its unique crunchy texture makes it a popular choice in stir-fries, salads, and various dishes. It also provides health benefits as a rich source of vitamin C and dietary fiber (source).

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Fried Lotus Root:

Ingredients for fried lotus root.
  • Pick a fresh lotus root that is heavy, thick, plump, and has glossy skin with no scratches. If you can see the cut section, ensure that the color has not changed to brown or that the holes are not dark.
  • Rice Flour, potato starch, mayonnaise, curry, and salt for the batter. Rice flour is used for this recipe, but you can substitute it with all-purpose flour or other wheat flour.
  • Olive Oil for deep frying. You can use any cooking oil.

How To Make Fried Lotus Root: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make fried lotus root.

Step 1

Soak the lotus root in water.

How to make fried lotus root.

Step 2

Dry the lotus root slices with a paper towel.

How to make fried lotus root.

Step 3

Add the batter ingredients to a bowl and blend well.

How to make fried lotus root.

Step 4

Dip the lotus root slices in the batter and fry them.

Fried lotus root served with a dipping sauce.

Pair this crispy fried lotus root with your preferred dipping sauce – my personal favorites are mayonnaise and ketchup. Delight in the perfect blend of crunchiness and flavor with this inviting appetizer!

Recipe Tips

  • Please customize the batter consistency to your preference by adjusting with more water or rice flour until you reach your desired thickness.
  • Soak the lotus root in water to prevent discoloration.
  • If you slice the lotus root thinly, you can create crispy chips.

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Fried lotus root with a dipping sauce.

Fried Lotus Root with Curry Twist (Japanese Renkon Recipe)

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 serving
Author: Juri Austin
Enjoy this Fried Lotus Root recipe's delightful fusion of crunchiness and flavor! Whether or not you're familiar with lotus root, this easy and delicious appetizer will indeed become a favorite!

Equipment

  • 1 Medium size fying pan

Ingredients

  • 1 Lotus root, 300g
  • Oil for frying

Batter

  • 4 Tbsp Rice flour
  • 2 Tbsp Potato starch
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 6 Tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Slice lotus root: Peel the lotus root, slice it, and cut it into half rounds.
  • Soak lotus root: Soak the lotus root for 5 minutes, drain completely, and dry them with a paper towel.
  • Make the batter: Add the batter ingredients to a bowl and blend well.
  • Deep-fry: Pour oil into a frying pan and warm it up. Dip the lotus root slices in the batter, put them in the pan, and deep-fry until slightly browned (2 to 3 minutes).
  • Deep-fry: Flip them over and cook for one more minute. Place them on a cooling rack to drip excess oil.
  • Serve: Serve the fried lotus root along with your favorite dipping sauce.

Video

Notes

  • Customize the batter consistency to your preference by adjusting with more water or rice flour until you reach your desired thickness.
  • Soak the lotus root in water to prevent discoloration.
  • If you slice the lotus root thinly, you can create crispy chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: fried lotus root
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