Monday, February 02, 2009

Thotakura (Amaranth Leaves Curry)

What you need:

Fresh amaranth leaves or thotakura-1 bunch
Green chillies-3
Garlic cloves-3
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil-2 tablespoons

For seasoning: Pieces of dry chilli-4, curry leaves-a few, urad dal-1 teaspoon, mustard seeds-1 teaspoon and cumin seeds-1 teaspoon.

How to make:

Wash and chop the leaves and keep them aside. Cut the onions, tomato and chillies into small slices. Heat the oil in heavy bottomed vessel and add the seasoning ingredients. Once they start to splutter, add the chopped onions and green chillies. Fry them until they become soft and add the tomato slices. Fry them on a medium flame until the tomato slices soften and add the chopped amaranthus leaves and cook for three minutes. Now add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes and add the crushed garlic. Cook it until the oil comes out from the sides. Serve it with plain rice or chapathis…


Asha said...

Lucky to get Amarnath, looks so fresh and delicious. I have to grow some In Summer! :))

Bhawna said...

Hi Vijaya, how r u ?? A very Happy New Year To U. Thanks for ur wishes. Ur Cauliflower Koorma is really Good. I've never tried Amarnath leaves. Good recipe to start for.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Asha! We only get fresh veggies here...cann't grow them at home:)

Hi Bhawna! we are fine. Thank you:) How are you?
Please do try amaranth leaves curry...

Uma said...

it's a long time I have eaten this. looks great and yummy!

DEESHA said...

wow .. looks delicious .. I love such dishes

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Uma! Glad to see you back:)

Thank you Deesha!