Red Amaranth and Garlic Stir fry

Red Amaranth

Red Amaranth and Garlic Stir fry

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 3 People


  • 1 big Bunch Red amaranth Leaves About 4 cups loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup onion Finely chopped
  • 1-2 Dried red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3-4 Garlic Pods large pods thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Shredded coconut
  • salt to taste


  • Trim the leaves of the amaranth leaves keep the tender part of the stem and discard when it starts to toughen.
  • Wash the leaves several times to remove any dirt sticking to the leaves. Chop them finely and keep it ready.
  • Heat a pan to medium flame, add oil and once hot add in the mustard seeds. Allow it to sputter and next add the urad dal, let it brown a little and then add the cumin seeds.
  • Next add in the finely sliced garlic and saute for a minute or two.
  • Next add the finely chopped onions and saute it until the onions have gone soft.
  • Add in the chopped red amaranth leaves. Mix it in.
  • In a few minutes the leaves will shrink in volume, add salt to taste.
  • Finally add the shredded coconut, mix it in and turn off the flame.
Keyword Amaranth leaves, Red Amaranth recipes, Stir fry