Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Amaranth leaves-shallots stir fry


Amaranth leaves called as Thotakura in telugu or Mulai keerai in tamil is used in different ways in the southindian kitchen. It can be used to make dals and curries too.

Ingredients

2 cups of Amaranth leaves (cleaned and chopped finely)
1 cup shallots (chopped)
1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
2 green chillies (slit lengthwise)
salt to taste

For tempering
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp split urad dal
2 tbsp curry leaves
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder

Preparation

Heat a pan, add oil and temper with the given ingredients. Once the tempering is done, add the shallots and saute for a minute. To the shallots add green chillies, chopped amaranth leaves, grated coconut, salt and saute on medium heat. Cover with lid and cook for five minutes till the leaves are soft and moisture has dried up. Serve warm with rice and dal:)

18 comments:

Priya said...

Wat a healthy stirfry,never say no to this beautiful stir fry,love the addition of shallots..

Radhika said...

One of my favorite stir fry. Good for summer.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Adding shallots really gives an enhanced taste :) Love it!! My hubby always says add shallots where ever we use large onion ;) Well who will sit and peel LOL

Chitra said...

I never make this these days. u reminded me. thnx. will make it soon :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious, I just love to have these any time:)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

My fav....Its yummy...

aipi said...

Nice stir fry- the platter looks tempting :)

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Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful and classic recipe.. Looks absolutely delicious.. thanks for sharing dear !!
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Tina said...

All time fav n perfect food....yummm.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow healthy stir fry dear,love the clicks...love the addition shallots.

Now Serving said...

deilciious keerai - do I see drumstick sambar on the side - ooh I am drooling sharmi! love that combo!

Smitha said...

thotakura koora is a delicacy!...stir fry is too good...i miss it here!
Smitha
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sanjeeta kk said...

I love this green and you have given another delicious version to eat my greens :)

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Suman Singh said...

I don't think I've ever tried this greens but it looks healthy n delicious! Thanks for sharing!

sweethome said...

Looks delicious

USHA said...

Healthy and looks so good...

Thanks for sharing such a nice, simple and healthy receipe..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely looking recipe. Healthy green recipe. YUM!

Mandira said...

delicious Sharmi and also happy 4th anniversary. Wishing you many many more!