Looking to experiment in the kitchen? We have some good ideas for you! Why not try cooking with a lotus stem? For the uninitiated, the lotus stem comes from the root of the lotus flower. As the lotus is grown in water, the lotus stem is harvested underwater. This root vegetable has a crunchy texture and has a sweet flavour like a water chestnut. Also known as nadru (in Kashmiri) and kamal kakdi (in Hindi), it is a great source of dietary fibre! It also has a high content of vitamin C, helping in increasing immunity. Lotus stem is a rare healthy delicacy that is enjoyed by people with finer tastes, so if you are looking to upgrade your food palate then lotus stem is for you!