Amaranth is called the superfood of India. It is a very nutritious plant with a lot of protein, iron and calcium. And I have loving friends who have grown amaranth and then gifted some to me. I made a simple recipe today and I loved it. And so did my better half which usually is an indication that the dish is indeed tasty.
Amaranth – around 400 gm finely chopped
Onions – 2 medium finely chopped
Potatoes – 4 chopped into thin (approx 0.5 cm thickness) pieces
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Dried coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
Fresh lime juice – 2 tbsp
Preparation (cooking time: 30 min):
Take 2-3 tbsp cooking oil in a skillet and add the Cumin and Mustard seeds. When they have cracked, add Onions and a punch of Salt. Fry until onions start to turn brown. At this stage add Potatoes and let it fry together with the onions. When the potato wedges start to become brown, add the amaranth leaves and stir well. Now add in all the spices. The leaves will start to lose water and start to wrap around the Potatoes. Fry for around 5 min. Finally add the lemon juice. Mix well and fry for another minute.
And we are ready.