Amaranth Stems Talimpu

21 May
Thotakura Kadala talimpu KuraIngredients:

Thick Amaranth Stems 3 – 5
Fresh Green / Red Chiles 3
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.
Choose thick amaranth stems and pluck all the leaves off.
Wash amaranth stems thoroughly and chop them into small pieces (around 2 cups).

Heat few cups of water in a small sauce pan, add chopped amaranth stems, turmeric powder and salt.
Boil the water until amaranth stems are well cooked and become soft.
Immediately strain the cooked amaranth stems and refresh them in cold water.

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add green chiles and cooked amaranth stems.
Adjust the salt if necessary and fry for a minute or two until most of the moisture is gone.
Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice and ghee.

Notes: If amaranth stems are too hard, peel off the skin a bit before chopping.

8 Responses to “Amaranth Stems Talimpu”

  1. Latha May 21, 2008 at 10:33 am #

    I love this raji. We make a koora with these and senaga pappu – it tastes really good too.

  2. Asha May 21, 2008 at 10:41 am #

    My Amaranth seeds are already sprouted, I can make this when they are fat!:)

  3. Divya Vikram May 21, 2008 at 2:51 pm #

    nice veggie..nice use of the stems

  4. sukanya May 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    This sounds new to me. Never tried this vegetable. Looks so good. Nice click…

  5. notyet100 May 21, 2008 at 7:24 pm #

    whts amaranth,..recipe looks nice

  6. Shashwat Nagpal May 22, 2008 at 6:01 am #

    Nice blog Raji,
    Saw amaranth long ago, always wondered how to cook these… now I gotta find it and try this… looks tempting đŸ™‚

  7. arundathi May 22, 2008 at 6:22 am #

    its funny – never heard of amaranth till couple of weeks ago and now there seem to be amaranth recipes all over the blogosphere!
    Lovely photo!


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