Red amaranth aviyal is a nutritious side dish made with red amaranth, drumstick and coconut paste.
Cooked amaranth leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, manganese, magnesium and iron. This leafy vegetable is also high in protein and dietary fiber. This is a main dish served in Kerala style Sadya.
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|Chopped Red Amaranth||4 cups|
|Green chilli||2 nos|
|Tamarind water||2 ½ tb sp|
|Scraped coconut||¾ cup|
|Cumin seed||1 tsp|
|Salt||Enough to taste|
|Turmeric powder||¼ tsp|
|Curry leaves||8 leaves|
|coconut oil||1½ tsp|
Fine chop amaranth leaves and curry leaves. Clean and wash the drumsticks, and remove the ends and cut it into 3cm length pieces.
In a cooking bowl, add chopped red amaranth leaves, cut drumstick, 1.5 cups of water , 2 ½ table spoons of tamarind water, turmeric and salt. Let it cook for about 15 minutes in medium flame. Add water if required. Cook until drumstick becomes soft and tender.
Meanwhile crush the scraped coconut with 2 green chillies and cumin seeds and keep it aside.
When the drumsticks are cooked add the crushed coconut mixture and curry leaves to it.
Stir until the raw smell goes.
Transfer it to a serving dish (optional: pour coconut oil and mix well)
Stage 1-Fine chop amaranth leaves and curry leaves and drumsticks cut it into 3cm length pieces.
Stage 2- In a cooking bowl, add chopped red amaranth leaves, cut drumstick, 1.5 cups of water , 2 ½ table spoons of tamarind water, turmeric and salt.
Stage 3- Crushed scraped coconut, 2 green chillies and cumin seeds.
Stage 4- When the drumsticks are cooked add the crushed coconut mixture and curry leaves to it.
Stage 5-Coconut Oil added
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