Lal Mathachi Bhaji Recipe - Amaranth Leaves Moong Sprouts Sabzi
Lal Mathachi Bhaji Recipe is a simple stir fry of red amaranth leaves and sprouted green gram tossed with red chilli powder, salt and turmeric. The flavours are simple and fresh with subtle sweetness from added to it. Serve this healthy side dish along with some spicy thepla and raita by the side.
Lal Mathachi Bhaji Recipe is a simple stir fry of red amaranth leaves and sprouted green moong dal. The stir fry has simple Indian Spices like red chilli powder, salt and turmeric. A slight sweetness with the use of jaggery is added to balance the whole flavour.
Amaranth is a powerhouse of vitamins and Iron. It is considered as a super food. On the other hand green sprouts are rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants. This recipe is a delicious and healthy indian diabetic sabzi recipe.
If you are looking for more Amaranth Recipes here are some :
- 2 cups Red Amaranth Leaves , roughly chopped
- 1 cup Green Moong Sprouts
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Jaggery
- Salt , to taste
How to make Lal Mathachi Bhaji Recipe - Amaranth Leaves Moong Sprouts Sabzi
To begin making the Lal Mathachi Bhaji Recipe, let's start prepping the leaves - Wash the Mathachi Bhaji over running water and drain all the water.
Chop the leaves along with the tender stem and keep aside.
Into a pressure cooked, add the chopped amaranth leaves, the moong sprouts, a pinch of salt and 3 tablespoons water. Pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles and turn off the heat.
Release the pressure immediately to prevent the discoloration of the leaves.
Heat oil in sautéing pan over medium heat; add mustard seeds and a pinch of hing and allow it to crackle.
Once it crackles, add the chopped garlic, onions and cook until the onions turn translucent.
Stir in red chilli powder, turmeric powder, jaggery and the steamed amaranth leaves and the moong sprouts.
Stir the Lal Mathachi Bhaji for about 2 minutes until all the ingredients are well combined. Check the salt and spices and adjust to taste accordingly.
Once the Lal Mathachi Bhaji is done, turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.