Thotakura Pachadi/Amaranth Leaves Chutney

imageThotakura pachadi

Needless to mention the health benefits of green leafy vegetables. Thotakura pachadi with thotakura/amaranth leaves is no exception. Thotakura pachadi is very tasty and healthy preparation which is a very good accompaniment to hot steamed rice. Here I present healthy, tasty and flavourful thotakura pachadi to relish. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Chutneys
Cuisine: Andhra, India
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

Thotakura/amaranth leaves: 3 bunches

Urad dal: 1 tsp

Chana dal: 1 tsp

Coriander seeds: 1 tsp

Red chillies: 8/9 nos.

Green chillies: 2 nos.

Garlic flakes: 1/2 nos.(Optional)

Tomato: 1 big no.

Salt: As required

Tamarind: lemon sized

Oil: 1 tbsp

Tempering:

Oil: 1 tbsp

Urad dal: Half tsp

Mustard : Half tsp

Cumin: Half tsp

Asafoetida: A pinch

Method of preparation:

1. Take 3 bunches of amaranth leaves, pluck the leaves from the stem.image

2. Rinse the leaves well with water and keep aside.image

3. Roughly chop them and keep aside.image

4. Now heat kadai and pour oil. Put chana dal, urad dal and coriander seeds. When they slightly change colour add red chillies and fry for a minute. Transfer them onto a plate.image

5. Now into the same kadai put the chopped thotakura leaves.image

6. Fry them on low flame stirring at regular intervals.image

7. Meanwhile soak tamarind in enough water.

8. Add green chillies and fry again.image

9. Now add chopped tomato into it. Mix well and fry on low flame.image

10. Fry on low flame and add garlic flake and fry furthermore for two minutes.image

11. Switch off the flame and allow to cool down.image

12. Take a mixer grinder put the roasted ingredients adding required amount of salt.image

13. Grind them  into a fine powder. Now add soaked tamarind and grind once again.image

14. Now add thotakura mixture and use pulse button to get right texture. Add tamarind water if required.image

15. Use pulse button only till the right texture and consistency is achieved.image

16. Transfer the pachadi into a serving bowl.

17. Heat small kadai for tempering. Put mustard, cumin and urad dal. When mustard splutter add a pinch of hing and switch off the flame. Pour this tempering onto the chutney. Mix well and serve the thotakura pachadi with hot steamed rice.image

 

 

 

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