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Amaranth leaves stir fry recipe | padpe ajadina

Easy Indian style amaranth leaves stir fry recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author chaitra


  • 2 cups tightly packed amaranth leaves chopped (or 1 small bunch)
  • 1/2 medium size tomato chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 6 curry leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed with skin
  • 1 tsp urad dal/ split black gram
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt to taste


  • Check each leaf for small worms or insects and remove them. Discard the fibrous stem. Wash and rinse the greens couple of times in water.
  • Finely chop the greens along with their stem and keep it ready.
  • In a pan, heat oil keeping flame medium. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  • As mustard seeds start crackling, add urad dal, crushed garlic, curry leaves and green chilli.
    Fry till the dal turns golden.
  • Now add chopped amaranth greens and tomato.
  • Mix well. Sprinkle some water, close the lid and allow it to cook for 5 mins keeping the heat medium, till the leaves are a softened.
  • Now open the lid and add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Add grated coconut and mix well again.
  • Close the lid and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove. Amaranth leaves stir fry is ready.


  1. If you do not like tomatoes in the dish, skip it. I usually add them for their slight sweetish and tangy taste.
  2. . If you find the dish is too dry and may burn during cooking just sprinkle some water. Usually it is not needed as water is released from leaves when they start to cook. Do remember to keep your heat in medium low to avoid burning.