Seyal Bhee Patata~Lotus stem and potato cooked in Onion base

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A heavy heart, a restless mind, an off mood and a headache ..all are hindering my attempts to  have a hearty conversation with you all today. But I have got a recipe to share with some lovely people,who wanted to know some more ways to relish Lotus stem or Bhee(Bhein). So here I go anyway…

Sindhis tend to like Bhee, though it is bland in taste and could be awful with all its HAIRY TALES, but trust me if you can, slicing it in right way, cooking it till perfectly done and combining it with some flavorful spices, is all that it needs to get hooked to the mighty Bhee.

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Seyal Bhee Patata( Lotus stem and potato cooked in Onion Base )

Seyal Bhee Patata~Lotus stem and potato cooked in Onion base
Recipe type: MainCourse |Indian Curry
Serves: 3
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A traditional Sindhi, dry dish, lotus root stem cooked with potatoes in onion base.
  • 2 Potatoes -Do not peel the skin.Just clean the surface thoroughly and if needed soak whole potatoes in warm water for few minutes and then gently scrap any mud residues.You can go ahead and peel it too if the skin is not clean enough
  • Lotus stem(roots) or Bhee. Here again thoroughly wash the stem and get rid of the mud.The pores of stem, if still muddy, could be cleaned with tooth picks, or again soak them in warm water and hold these under running tap for few seconds to wash away any residual mud. Depending upon the size and thickness, you might need about 8-10 ,1″ thick pieces of bhee. And don’t forget to slice those in slant slices, or else gear up for the hairy stuff ahead
  • 2 large Onions
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes
  • Ginger about 1″
  • Garlic 2-3 cloves(optional)
  • Green chillies 2-3 depending upon your taste
  • 1 /4 tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Dhania Powder
  • ½ tsp Jeera powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2-4 tsp Oil
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  1. Clean and cut bhee into slanting slices and pressure cook them with some salt and water till 2 whistles are heard(Depending upon the quality of Bhee, it might take longer to cook.Ideally a knife or toothpick should softly pass through the slice of cooked bhee.Do not overcook it)
  2. Remove the bhee from cooker and place aside.Clean the potatoes and cut them into large chunks.To peel or not to peel is your choice. I generally like potatoes with their skin on, unless these are too muddy or stained. Add some salt and keep aside. Soak in water if potatoes start to turn black.
  3. In a pan or handi, add 2-4 tsp of oil, and saute chopped onions, along with crushed ginger and garlic.
  4. When onions turn translucent , add chopped tomatoes, green chillies and saute for a while. Add potato chunks and cook on high heat for few seconds.
  5. Lower the heat, add some salt (beware there is already some salt in bhee and potatoes), all dry masalas and cover the pan with lid.If the mixture is too dry, sprinkle some water.Put on some heavy weight on the lid, so as to facilitate cooking of potatoes.
  6. Add bhee in somewhere mid of the procedure and mix well. Keep cooking on lowest flame with weight on the lid of the pan, sprinkling some water now and then (if the mix. tend to stick to the bottom of the pan).
  7. When the potatoes are cooked, the curry is done. Garnish with some fresh coriander leaves and serve with Roti/chapati .

Other Bhee Recipes:

Bhee Paalak

Daagh Mein Bhee patata

Bhee Tikki

Other Seyal Recipes:

Seyal Pao

Seyal Phulko

Seyal Bhaji

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10 thoughts on “Seyal Bhee Patata~Lotus stem and potato cooked in Onion base

  1. Thanks for the recipe. Tried it and it was delicious.

  2. bhee recipy really very nice definatlly i try to make thank you.
    i like recipy because many time i make bhee but in my family every one saying me make diffrant type today i see this racipy now i like this so i can try thanks to you.

  3. wow!!!it seems yummy.. i m going to try today

  4. I never cooked or tasted lotus stem before… I do see it at the indian store and may be I should it try it sometime.. Seyal Bhee Patata is mouthwatering!

  5. who would have thought of combining lotus stem and potatoes with the exceptions of those with brain like yours? Mama Mia! U know to make me droool which is precisely what I am doing currently!

  6. Beautiful dish…droolworthy bhaji with rotis..

  7. I’ve never seen or cooked with lotus stem..Awesome click and superb post..

  8. Yumm!! I love this bhaji with roti!! we used to get fresh lotus stem in Delhi – now I use frozen!!

  9. I never cooked or tasted lotus stem before… I do see it at the indian store and may be I should it try it sometime.. Seyal Bhee Patata is mouthwatering!

  10. Hi Alka,

    I absolutely love this dish, though we call it bhugga bhee.
    Your off-mood is pretty visible in your blog. Dont be offended..its just that I saw so many unclosed brackets and spaces used at the wrong places….seems like your mind was somewhere else…
    Nonetheless, the recipe is perfect n looks yummy.
    Cheer up 🙂

    Yup Gayatri, I know my mind is wandering and hence all the typos, but then I am pretty bad in spaces and commas in general.
    Anyways thanks for pointing it out, I did some corrections, but I am sure there are bound to me many more…will moderate it with calm mind later on 🙂


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