Tambdi Bhaji Recipe - Goan Style Red Amaranth Stir Fry

Looking for something simple and quick to make, Tambdi Bhaji is all you need for a weekday lunch. Tambdi Bhaji Recipe is a simple stir fry flavoured with garlic, quick to make and is quite nutritious.

Nithya Anantham
Tambdi Bhaji Recipe - Goan Style Red Amaranth Stir Fry
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Tambdi Bhaji is a red amaranth, which is used widely in the Goan vegetarian cuisine. This is a simple stir fry flavoured with garlic. It is quick to make and is quite nutritious. 

Did you know- The Amaranth leaves are packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, iron and minerals Highly packed with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin K, folate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. They are also an important source of manganese, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus necessary for maintaining proper mineral balance in the body.

The leaves are high dietary in fiber content (3 times that of wheat) that help improve digestive health and reduces constipation. It is easily digestible and good for both young ones and adults.

Serve Tambdi Bhaji along with Goan Style Mushroom Vindaloo and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Goan Recipes such as

  1. Goan Style Brinjal Bharta Recipe
  2. Goan Chana Ros Recipe
  3. Goan Style Mushroom Vindaloo Recipe

Cuisine: Goan Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


3 Servings


  • 3 cups Red Amaranth Leaves , tightly packed
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Tambdi Bhaji Recipe - Goan Style Red Amaranth Stir Fry

  1. To begin making the Tambdi Bhaji Recipe (Goan Style Red Amaranth Stir Fry), clean wash and chop the red amaranth leaves roughly and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and let it splutter.

  3. Add the garlic cloves and saute for a minute.

  4. Add the chopped onion, green chillies and saute till onions turn translucent.

  5. Add the chopped amaranth, season with salt and let it cook. This will take around 5 minutes.

  6. Once the water is all dried out, add the grated coconut, mix well and switch off the heat.

  7. Serve Tambdi Bhaji along with Goan Style Mushroom Vindaloo and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.