Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth; amaranth species are cultivated and consumed as a leaf vegetable in many parts of the world. Amaranth leaves are profoundly nutritious.
“Amaranth” derives from Greek (amárantos), “unfading”, with the Greek word for “flower”, (ánthos), factoring into the word’s development as amaranth.
(Source of Information: Wikipedia)
This delicious and nutritious veg food is an exuberant combination of ingredients which melds with amaranth leaves for a lavish affair.
Veg Food Recipe of Red Amaranth Leaves:
Quantity of red amaranth leaves: Two generous handfuls of leaves with its tender, slender stems; slice the vegetable into reasonable segments
- Sauce: Grind slices of 4 medium tomatoes and a thick slice of cheese or a cheese cube into thick sauce.
- Groundnut/Peanut powder: Dry roast a handful of peanuts until the husk begins to peel, grind the peanut into powder along with its husk for maximum flavour and aroma.
- In low heat, sauté the sauce in adequate quantity of warm, rice bran oil, until it condenses to a reasonable level; blend the peanut powder with the sauce,
- Add the mix with finely sliced pieces of a hyderbadi green chilli (these chillies are about palm length and slender, they have mild but distinctive pungent flavour) or any other chilli pepper – according to preference of taste (optional), for mild-pungent flavour; smidgen the mix with salt – according to preference of flavour, blend the mixture with ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder,
- Meld the blend with the slices of red amaranth, cook the mix until the red leaf vegetable condenses to turn tender and the mixture turns into thick gravy.
The delicious flavour of cheese and peanut mingled with the flavour of red amaranth leaves is fabulous.
Serving size: approx. 4
This delicious and nutritious veg food recipe of red amaranth leaves is an all seasons food recipe for healthy meal.
For healthy meal, enjoy this healthy and delicious gravy in a balanced diet with:
- cooked rice (preferably kolam rice) or chapatti/whole wheat bread/multigrain bread
- hard-boiled egg/omelette/fried egg
- a small cup full with buttermilk (preferably at room temperature) – a drink to have in between the meal or after the meal
A healthy meal for both summer and winter season, for lunch and dinner time; and also a nutritious kid-friendly meal.
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