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 at 5:42 am #

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

  2. Deepika Saripalli 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 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 at 11:26 am #

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

  5. Vani 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 at 12:45 pm #

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

  7. Sharmi at 5:28 pm #

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

  8. Deepika Saripalli 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 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 at 7:12 am #

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

  11. anusharaji 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 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 at 9:13 pm #

    A unique recipe, Raji. Bookmarked! Gorgeous image.

  14. lakshmi Rallaplli at 4:04 am #

    This is new us.Nice one.

  15. ammunani at 2:17 am #

    this thotakura avakai is so nice and delicious.

  16. vilekha at 5:06 am #

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

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