Friday 24 February 2012

Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry - Thota Koora Podi Koora

Thotakura can be cooked with dals/lentils, can be stir fried or just sauted with light seasoning. This recipe is very  easy ,tasty and can be a side dish with plain
rice, and roti.

Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4 people

Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry - Thota Koora Podi Koora
                                          Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry - Thota Koora Podi Koora

Amaranth Leaves,Thotakura-1 big bunch or 3 cups( washed, dried and coarsely chopped along with the stems)
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Green chillies - 3 slit length wise

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Urad dal/black gram-1tsp
Chana dal/bengal gram-1tsp
curry leaves - few
Red chillies - 2nos
cooking oil -2tsp

1. Wash and dry the leaves on a kitchen towel, make sure its dried thoroughly. Then coarsely chop the leaves along with the stems discarding hard ones.

2. Heat oil in a large pan, add mustard seeds and let it splutter for a minute, then add  green chillies and the rest of the seasoning ingredients and let it fry for a minute.

3. Add the chopped leaves and stir occasionally for even cooking.

4. Soak moong dal for 10 min.Drain the water and keep  aside.

5. The leaves will shrink down and now is the time to add moong dal. Mix well and  add salt cover for another 2 mins till it dries out off  excess water.

6. Serve with Rice and dal or Rotis/Indian flat bread.

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