Friday, September 28, 2012

Flavorful Amaranth Vegetable Curry

Are you looking for a new side dish that is healthy but also quick to prepare ? 

I learned this dish from one of my best friend mom who visits chennai occasionally.The secret of this recipe is the unique blend of spices simmered with amaranth leaves and veggies.This dish is a flavorful accompaniment for rice and even rotis. So here is the recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 cup tightly packed chopped leaves
  • 2 small sliced brinjals
  • 5 diced ladyfingers
  • 1 small lemon sized tamarind pulp
  • 1 tbsp oil
To temper
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/cummin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 long red chillies
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • a pinch of methi/fenugreek seeds
To paste
  • 2 tsp soaked rice
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 red chillies
  • a pinch of hing
Soak rice for 20 minutes and make a fine paste with the other ingredients and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add cummin,mustard and fenugreek seeds, once mustard seeds splutter add red chilli and curry leave and stir nicely. Now all the veggies (brinjal, ladiesfinger and the greens), tamarind pulp,salt and turmeric and mix nicely,add 1/2cup water and cover it and let it cook till veggies become soft.

Once the veggies are cooked add the above prepared paste and let it cook for 5 minutes, check the consistency if it is too thick add little water and let it cook.Once it is done serve hot with rice.

18 comments:

Divya Pramil said...

That sounds so flavorful and good :)
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kitchen queen said...

healthy and delicious curry.

Prathima Rao said...

Flavorful & such a delicious curry!!
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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so flavorful... and delicious..
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Real healthy, greeny curry...
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Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy n flavorful curry

Priya Satheesh said...

wow...very new to me...Sounds very delicious...will try this for sure!!

betty manousos said...

i love, love, love indian food!
and curry!

that looks soo delicious!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

lovely n tempting curry...

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Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Healthy yummy curry...Thanks for dropping by ....

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Beena.stephy said...

Healthy and yummy

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Priya said...

Very interesting and healthy curry.

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

so yummy and healthy.
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Archana said...

Tasty and healthy.
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