Friday, September 6, 2013

Amaranth Leaves Sabzi | Healthy Recipes

step by step process to make amaranth leaves sabzi

Amaranth Leaves Sabzi | Healthy Recipes

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 2

Recipe Category: Vegetable | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Green leafy vegetables are always good for health. Amaranth leaves popularly known as chaulai or cholai are rich in Iron, One should try to consume it when it is easily available in season. It is cooked in form of sabzi or in combination with moong dal. It’s iron content increases when it is prepared in iron skillet.
In this recipe I am going to stir fry amaranth leaves , you can prepare them with potatoes too. Other green leafy vegetable recipe of my blog is arbi patta rolls and sia thoom ja phulka. You can also try some stir fry vegetables like point gourd potato stir fry, beans potato stir fry. Ingredients required and detailed instructions for the recipe are as follows:


Amaranth leaves – 350gms
Garlic pods -15-20(peeled and crushed)
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Green chillies-4-6
Salt- to taste
Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Oil- 1 tablespoon


 clean amaranth leaves, remove hard stems, chop them finely.
Soak them in water with one teaspoon salt for 5 minutes.
Remove the leaves from top, you will see lots of impurities in the bottom of bowl. Wash leaves 2-3 times thoroughly under the running water.
Heat oil in kadhai.
Add crushed garlic pods, roast them for a minute, add cumin seeds, as they crackle add amaranth leaves.
Add salt and turmeric powder to it mix well, cook for 3-4 minutes on high flame, cover the lid and cook for another 4-5 minutes, if there is water content in it, cook on high flame till water evaporates. If preparing in Iron skillet or kadhai leave it in kadhai for 15-20 minutes.
Just before serving add lemon juice to it. Serve with chapatti or paratha.


 Amaranth leaves are more thick than spinach hence take more time for cooking.Preparing any vegetable in Iron skillet increase its Iron content and color is slightly darken to normal pan cooking.
Vitamin C is required for proper absorption of iron in body hence lemon juice is added.
If preparing in Iron skillet don’t leave it in iron skillet for more than 30 minutes, otherwise its taste may change.

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