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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Soy-glazed Renkon Chips

Call it chips of 'Lotus Root' or 'Kamal Kakdi' or 'Bhein'... I call it an unusual alternate for potato chips :P 'Renkon' is a Japanese word for lotus root, which is widely used in any Asian dishes. 

It's all about a root-veggie that looks beautiful when you cut into slices!!! It has got so many holes (as you can see in the pics here) giving a nice airy texture on serving plate :) 

"Soy-glazed Renkon Chips" - A crispy, yummy and easy-to-make side dish! 


1 no. Lotus Root (medium in size)
1 tbsp Chopped Onions
1/2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Red Chilly Sauce
2 tsp Cornflour (white)
Oil, for deep-frying + 1 tsp to stir-fry
Salt, to taste

Spring onion (greens), to garnish


- Wash the lotus root, peel it and cut it into medium-thick slices.

- Keep the slices in boiling water for 2 mins to cook it partially. Then after drain and rinse with fresh water. Pat-dry them with a kitchen towel and let it rest for a few mins. 

- Add all the slices in a bowl of cornflour and coat them well.

- Heat oil in a deep-frying pan and slide 10-12 slices at time carefully. Fry them on high flame till they are crisp like chips and golden-brown in color. Take them out on absorbent paper.

- Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onions and stir-fry them on high heat.

- Add fried chips, soy sauce and red chilly sauce. Add salt only if required and give it a quick toss.

- Squeeze a little lemon juice and sprinkle spring onion greens before serving!!! :)


- Roasted peanuts can be added to try a variation.
- Simply deep-fried chips can be served with a pinch of chat masala over it!!!


  1. have never tried this myself, but sure its just great. Feel free to drop by my blogs too when u get the time. Latest post on "pick quicks" blog on "sane motherhood" ..lets stay connected beyond the kitchen as well..

    1. Thanks Sona! :) I just stepped into your kitchen n believe me, luved it :) Post me on!!!

  2. Wow! Never heard of these dear.. Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. Will try this surely... Tempting too much...

  4. Looks delicious...Thank you for linking it...

  5. wow wow!!! love this crispy crunchy dish!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Event - VFAM - Onions
    Event - Flavors of Germany

  6. I've seen these renkon chips before, but they are always so beautiful and delicate looking. Such a tasty and exotic snack! Thanks so much for sharing...

  7. I have tried this before. Will surely try this your way. Looks inviting,

    Hey I am hosting my first food event at

    Please do participate. Would love to have your amazing recipes at my blog.


  8. Kellie from Food to Glow spotted these chips in Made with Love Mondays and loved them - she tried to leave a comment here but said she wasn't able to. Anyway, just wanted to pass along her feedback to you...


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