Lotus Root Soup


•2 cup lotus roots*
•1 cup lotus seeds*
•1 cup chopped Chinese turnip/daikon (cubes)
•1 cup chopped carrot (cubes)
•½ cup goji berries
•¼ cup chopped ginger
•5-6 cup water
1 tsp white pepper
•2 tsp salt
•2 tbsp cilantro leaves
Wash lotus roots and seeds* (you can get lotus roots fresh when they are in season in a Chinese grocery store. If not available, you can get lotus roots in an Indian grocery store. Lotus seeds are white and dry and can be found in the oriental store).

Chop everything and put all ingredients in a pot. Cook for an hour. When it is done, sprinkle cilantro leaves. This soup is good for digestion and to reduce mucus. Goji berries are good for vision! This is a very typical Taiwanese soup that is served in summer/fall when lotus roots are available.


By Madhavi Devi Dasi



Author: ISKCON Desire Tree

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