This is a great stomach filler for people who are weight watching, it's a recipe in a jiffy for working women and it can quickly be converted into sandwiches for kids. Amaranthus is available in Green and Red. Both can be prepared using this method.
You could eat this with chapathis or as a side dish with rice or oats porridge. This can be used as a sandwich filling for kids snack box to school. Amaranthus is rich in Vitamin A and fibre and is great for eye sight as my mother says it. It should be a part of your diet at least once or twice a week as it's health benefits are invaluable.
Chilli flakes – 2 or 3 teaspoons (depending on how hot you want it)
Refined Oil or Coconut oil – 2 teaspoons
Coconut (optional ) – 2 tablespoons (grated)
Onion – 1 small (chopped)
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves – 5 leaves
Salt – ½ teaspoon (add as per your liking)
Heat a kadai or small wok.
Pour the oil and add mustard seeds once the oil is hot and wait for it to splutter.
Add curry leaves, then chopped onion and mix until translucent (don’t brown the onion)
Add chilli flakes and mix for 1 minute
Add amaranthus , coconut and salt. Mix well and close the wok with a lid. Reduce the flame to the lowest. Mix after 5 minutes and close the lid. Let it cook in its own steam for 5 minutes. Its ready
You could eat this with chapathis or as a side dish with rice. This can be used as a sandwich filling for kids lunch box. Amaranthus is rich in Vitamin A and fibre and is great for eye sight as my mother says it.
Tip : You could use chilli flakes from sachets left over from pizza orders or put a few dry red chillies into the grinder over a weekend and blitz a couple of times until chilli flake consistency. Store in a small container and use.