Thotakura Bangaladumpa Vepudu ~ Amaranth leaves Potato Fry

Thotakura Bangaladumpa Vepudu

A mild and sweet flavored stir fry using amaranth leaves and potatoes. I have used the leaves and tender stalks of amaranth that were par boiled and sauteed along with boiled potatoes in a paste of coconut, green chillis, ginger and cumin. Makes for a good side with rice or rotis.

Thotakura Bangaladumpa Kura Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 40 mts

Serves: 3-4

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

4 big bunches fresh amaranth leaves (picked, use tender stalks) chopped

1 onion, finely chopped (optional)

2 potatoes, boiled, peeled and cubed

big pinch turmeric pwd

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil

Make a coarse paste:

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 1/2 tbsps coriander leaves

2 green chillis

1″ ginger

1 tbsp dalia/putnala pappu

1 tbsp coconut

For popu/tadka/seasoning:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp split gram dal

1 dry red chilli, de-seeded

1 sprig curry leaves

pinch of asafoetida/hing

1 Boil the chopped amaranth leaves in just enough water (half a cup of water, approx) for 5-6 mts. Drain the left over water and use it to prepare chapati dough.
2 Heat oil, add the mustard seeds and once they splutter, add the split gram dal, red chillis, curry leaves and saute for half a minute. Add asafoetida and stir for 2-3 seconds.
3 Add the ground paste and salt and stir fry for 2 mts. Add salt and turmeric pwd and saute further for few secs.
4 Add the boiled amaranth leaves and potatoes and cook for 12-14 mts with lid. Stir in between. Turn off heat and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

Note:

Another variation is to soak a tbsp of yellow moong dal (instead of putnala pappu) for a few mts, drain and grind it along with green chillis, coconut and coriander leaves.

Info on Amaranth greens – very good source of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin, folate, dietary minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese.

Our meal today ~ Phulka, Amaranth leaves Potato and Roasted Brinjal and Tomato Pachadi

Thotakura Bangaladumpa Vepudu ~ Amaranth leaves Potato Fry

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 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  amaranth leaves
  •   potato

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A mild and sweet flavored stir fry using amaranth leaves and potatoes. I have used the leaves and tender stalks of amaranth that were par boiled and sauteed along with boiled potatoes in a paste of coconut, green chillis, ginger and cumin. Makes for a good side with rice or rotis.
  • http://andhraspicy.blogspot.com/ Jyothi

    Hi sailu! this is completely new combo for me. Amarnath leaves and potato….looks great. Must be delicious. Very soon, have to try this. Thanks for sharing dear…

  • puja

    Excellent Recipe. Will try soon. Thanks for posting all the different combinations. Really appreciate it

    Puja

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    Sailu, this looks super super yummy !!!

  • sri

    Nice recipe! cud u post dishes with turkey(cheema kodi)??

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Wat a fantastic fry, looks delicious…

  • http://hemavinsamayaldiary.blogspot.com Hema

    Looks Yummy.

  • Mini

    Excellent meal… Healthy and tasty. Ingredients list mentions onions.
    Did you use them in ur curry? Anyways don’t think it ll mar the taste even
    if we don’t use them, right?

    • Sailu

      Onions are optional and not essential.

  • Savithri

    An interesting and unique recipe. A side dish for rotis without onion, garlic and garam masala!!!! wonderful. Will definitely try it out.

  • http://tamalapaku.blogspot.com harini-jaya

    Alu and Thotakoora, hmmmm rare combo in our house…shall try next time thotakoora is available here

  • Akshara

    Sailu garu, This is the only Andhra recipe site that is very comfortable for me.
    I can try the recipes at home. Coming to this recipe, if Thotakoora is not available, can I use Palak or any other green leaves? Thank you.

    • Sailu

      Yes, you can use spinach in place of amaranth greens.

  • sudha

    hello sailu garu…totally new combination.

    Thanks,
    Sudha

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