Amaranth Leaves Pulao

18 Apr

Thotakura Annam


Amaranth Leaves 40 – 50 leaves
Rice 1 1/2 cups
Onion 2
Caraway Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp


Fenugreek Seeds 1/2 tsp
Coriander Seeds 2 tbsps
Cloves 1
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Whole Red Chiles 4 – 6
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Pluck from the thick stems, wash and roughly chop amaranth leaves.
Peel and slice the onion.
Wash rice and cook in 3 cups of water until almost done.

Heat oil in a wok, add all masala ingredients in order.
Fry for a minute or two and grind into fine powder using a spice blender.

Heat oil in a wok, add caraway seeds and asafoetida.
Then add sliced onion and little salt.
When onion starts to brown a bit, add chopped amaranth leaves.
Then add the ground masala powder.
When amaranth leaves turns soft, add almost cooked rice.
Stir thoroughly and cook covered for about 5 mintues.
Serve hot with any raita.

Notes: Also throw in some vegetables (peas, tomato, potato…) if you wish.


6 Responses to “Amaranth Leaves Pulao”

  1. Zlamushka April 19, 2008 at 3:51 am #

    Lovely rice. I love the colourfulness. You did not count all those amaranth leaves, or? šŸ˜‰

  2. Geetha April 19, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    Looks nice. But what are caraway seeds

  3. anusharaji April 19, 2008 at 9:53 am #

    count? let it be a secret šŸ˜‰

    caraway seeds = black cumin = shahi jeera = seema jeelakarra

  4. Madhuram April 21, 2008 at 8:36 am #

    I have also come across amaranth leaves earlier. But still I can’t figure out what it is or where it’s available. I see in our grocery store, I find, chard, mustard greens, dandelions etc, but not able to locate amaranth. Until I find it I think I can used spinach instead in this recipe.

  5. sridevi April 21, 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    nice blog until now i only dal and sabji with amarnath leaves but rice wow gr8 looking very colourful i’l bookmark this recipe thank u

  6. neeta February 5, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    thanks for this great family likes it a lot!

    Amaranth leaves are available in US chinese grocery stores: look for Shen Choy; it is called basale soppu in kannada.

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