This is my second recipe for Thotakura after Thotakura Pappu. This is my husbands favourite recipe since it has been passed down from his mom to me. This is a very nutritious and healthy recipe and it needs very little oil. You can eat the whole bowl of this Amaranth leaves Stir fry even without any rice or chapathi. Yep tastes that good!

You need:

  • 4 cups of tightly packed chopped thotakura leaves/amaranth along with tender stalks
  • 1 red onion or yellow onion julienned
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp chana dal( Yellow split chick peas )
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp sugar

For tadka or tempuring:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 10 curry leaves

How To:
  • Chop thotakura( amaranth leaves ) very finely. You can chop the tender stalks too but discard the tough stalks( You should remove the stalks skin like you do for beans )
  • Bring 1-2cups of water to boil and add chopped amaranth leaves and channa dal
  • Cook until the leaves are cooked( TIP: Add 1 tsp of sugar so the leaves retain their green color )
  • Drain the leaves thoroughly( You can use the water to make chapathis )
  • Heat oil in kadai and add cumin and mustard seeds
  • When they start to crackle add curry leaves, turmeric and onions
  • Fry onions till golden brown
  • Add the boiled thotakura along with chana dal and saute until the the curry looks dry without any water.
  • Add chilli powder, salt and sugar and saute 5 more min
  • Adjust salt and spice to taste

Serve this thotakura talimpu/vepudu with hot rice or chapathi.

Tags: Amaranth leaves stir fry, Thotakura talimpu, Thotakura Vepudu


Rajitha said...

yummy! i love thotakura..i can eat the whole bowl as you said

Kalva said...

Yep i cook spinach in the same way. Thanks for stopping by!

Dori said...

Yum, wish I had some of those leaves... greens are so tasty, whatever variety they are!

Unknown said...

tanx for a healthy n easy t cook recipe

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here

A wonderful blog with nice photos.
Congrats on winning the 'Just not any other dish' event.

Keep rocking

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Kalyani said...

Wow it looks tempting & delicious ....... healthy one ..............

Mansi said...

never cooked with Amaranth leaves, but I've heard they are indeed full of nutrition!

Happy Diwali to you! and I'd also like to invite you to dish out something sweet for the Sweet celebrations event on my blog if you can!:)

Eric said...

Thotakura talimpu is my favorite and also favorite of my all family member. your post is useful for me and try to make it with good flavor..Thanks

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Jack said...

Just tried your recipe. Curry turned out yummy. Thank you for such a simple and nice recipe. I will keep coming back for more recipe ideas.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. Just tried it out and came out perfect!

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