Thotakura Vepudu Recipe - Andhra Style Amaranth Greens Stir Fry
The greens are cooked in simple tempering of cumin, garlic and green chillies, and the finished with a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds powder giving it a beautiful flavour.
Amaranth Greens are known as thotakura in Telugu. Amaranth are known as one of the superfoods having rich content of proteins, anti-oxidants and dietary fibre. The fresh greens when included regularly in our diets, will keep the insulin levels under control.
Thotakura Vepudu Recipe is a simple yet delectable Andhra Style Stir Fry of the amaranth greens. The greens are cooked in simple tempering of cumin seeds, garlic and green chillies, and the finished with a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds powder giving it a beautiful flavour.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Andhra Recipes such as
- 4 cups Green Amaranth Leaves , tightly packed
- 10 cloves Garlic
- 4 Green Chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds) , dry roasted and powdered
- 2 Dry red chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
How to make Thotakura Vepudu Recipe - Andhra Style Amaranth Greens Stir Fry
To begin making the Thotakura Vepudu Recipe, clean, wash and roughly chop the amaranth leaves. Keep aside.
Dry roast the sesame seeds on medium heat, powder it using a mixer grinder and keep aside.
Now, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and let it crackle.
Add the dried red chillies, curry leaves and let it splutter.
Roughly pound the garlic cloves and green chillies using a pestle and mortar and add it to the pan. Saute for a minute till the garlic turn light brown.
Add the turmeric powder, chopped amaranth greens and mix well. Wait for the greens to wilt.
Season with salt and let the green completely dry out. This will take around 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, sprinkle the sesame powder on top and mix well.
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