Plain Lal Shak bhaji (Red Amaranth Fry)

Plain Lal Shak bhaji (Red Amaranth Fry)


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About this recipe: This is a very common and popular dish of lal shak or red amaranth fry. It is a favorite among kids because they love the red coloration that rice takes when the shak is mixed with it.

nadira_begum Dhaka, Bangladesh


  • 1 kg lal shak
  • 1/2 cup of soybean oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic slices
  • 1 tablespoon of onion slices
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander powder


  1. Wash the lal shak, and cut into small slices. Drain the water out.
  2. Heat soybean oil in a pan and fry the onions and garlic slices, salt, turmeric, red chili and coriander powders for a bit.
  3. Add the sliced lal shak and stir. Cook with lid on for 10 minutes until the shak reduces to half its amount and become soft.

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