Amaranth Leaves Pickle

17 Apr

Thotakura Avakaya


Thotakura/ Amaranth leaves/ Red spinach 1 bunch
Raw Mango 1
Garlic 5 big pods
Fenugreek seeds 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 3 tsps
Red chilli powder 1 cup
Salt 1/2 cup
Oil 1 cup

Method of preparation:

Wash, pat dry and chop amaranth leaves roughly.
Peel and grate mango discarding the seed.

Heat a pan, add fenugreek seeds until light brown, then add mustard seeds.
Stir for few seconds and grind into fine powder along with garlic pods.

Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan, add amaranth leaves and cook covered for a minute.
Remove the lid, stir and cook for another minute or until the leaves become soft.
Now add the above ground powder.
Stir fry for a mintue before adding red chilli powder, salt and remaining oil.

Finally add grated mango and remove from heat after mixing thoroughly.
You can serve it immediately with hot rice.

Notes: Wait for a day for the pickle to absorb all the juices.
Will stay fresh for few weeks if amaranth leaves pickle is kept in a tight container,
and stored in the refrigerator.


16 Responses to “Amaranth Leaves Pickle”

  1. aNoop April 17, 2007 at 5:42 am #

    this is new for me.. should show this to my mom. she will love it. 🙂

  2. Deepika Saripalli April 17, 2007 at 7:56 am #

    wow raji, havent heard about tothakura avakaya. Should tell my mom, she loves thotakura and she would freak out hearing about this! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Jyothi April 17, 2007 at 10:40 am #

    Hi Raji, Its really different recipe, didnt heard abt a leaves pickle. I love green leaves(any kind) very much. This weekend i surely try this. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Arjuna April 17, 2007 at 11:26 am #

    Thotakoora pachadi.. never heard/tried..
    Great picture as usual!
    Looks like you guys are enjoying nice, sunny weather

  5. Vani April 17, 2007 at 11:58 am #

    Hi Raji, never heard of Thotakura Avakaya….very creative recipe and even great picture. Love pictures on your blog. What cam do u use?

  6. shanti April 17, 2007 at 12:45 pm #

    hi ninnu na blog lo add chesukuntunna….nee recipes anni bagunnai

  7. Sharmi April 17, 2007 at 5:28 pm #

    hey nice recipe!! why dont you send it for JFI greens. looks cool:))

  8. Deepika Saripalli April 17, 2007 at 6:25 pm #

    hey I think sharmi is right. I sent mine today and urs is really really good. U should send it.

  9. sowji April 18, 2007 at 2:34 am #

    Hi Raji,
    By seeing ur lovely photos i was feeling very hungary . Right now i want to prepare the thotakura avakaya by seeing ur website .Its sure i will try it and again i will post a comment on the taste.

  10. neelima April 18, 2007 at 7:12 am #

    Wow raji,awsome color.Looking at it makes my mouth water.

  11. anusharaji April 18, 2007 at 9:14 pm #

    @anoop get some of ur moms recipes 😉
    @deepika saripalli so what did ur mom say
    @jyothi tell me how u liked it
    @arjuna try it, i luv it
    @vani thx i use nikon d 200
    @shanti thx a lot….not grt chef though
    @sharmi i did mail her, thx
    @sowji waiting for ur comment, thx
    @neelima am glad u liked it 🙂

  12. Indira April 20, 2007 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi Anusharaji,

    Thanks for participating in JFI-WBB- Greens with this wonderful recipe. I am trying to imagine the taste.:)

    D200, you upped it. Great camera, congratulations! So
    What kind of lenses did you buy with your camera?:)

  13. sailaja May 1, 2007 at 9:13 pm #

    A unique recipe, Raji. Bookmarked! Gorgeous image.

  14. lakshmi Rallaplli June 15, 2008 at 4:04 am #

    This is new us.Nice one.

  15. ammunani February 19, 2009 at 2:17 am #

    this thotakura avakai is so nice and delicious.

  16. vilekha July 19, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    can u plz wht they call this in kannada…………..

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