November 3, 2010

Thotakura Pulusu Koora ~ Amaranth Stew

Thotakoora Pulusu Kura ~ Amaranth Leaves Stew

Ingredients :

Amaranth Leaves : 4 small bunches
Bengal Gram/ Chana Dal : 1/4 cup
Onion : 1 big sized
Tomato : 1
Green Chillies : 3 or 4
Red Chilli Powder : 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Tamarind : Small lime size ball
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
A pinch of hing
Oil : 2 tsp

Method :

Wash the chana dal properly with plenty of water. Put the washed lentil and 1/2 cup of water in pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Soak the tamarind in water for 10 minutes. Then squeeze the extract out of it and set aside. Remove the stems from the amaranth leaves. Wash and chop the leaves and set aside. Peel and chop the onion into large pieces and keep aside. Put the chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped leaves, chopped green chillies, turmeric and water in a vessel and let it cook completely. Now add the tamarind pulp, salt, red chilli powder and little water to it and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the chana dal and cook for another two minutes and switch off the flame. Heat two teaspoons of oil for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter. When they start to splutter add the hing and stir for few seconds. Remove from the heat and pour over the stew. Mix well and serve with hot steamed rice.


  1. Thotakura pulusu kura naaku teleedhu hari,kani chala simple ga tasty ga undhi..

  2. I think it time for me look for what is amaranth leaves looks great!

  3. healthy and tasty stew.
    pl collect the award

  4. A healthy and delicious stew :-)

  5. Sounds very healthy..never tasted amaranth..does it taste like spinach?

    Aaha Oho

  6. I love this pulusu kura.Its very tasty.


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