Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stir Fried Red Amaranth Leaves with Caramelized Onions

Dear All,

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I was introduced to Red Amaranth leaves recently and to my surprise I absolutely loved it! Though I have seen them in the market but never had tasted them before. I was always intrigued by the gorgeous pinkish purplish color of these leaves and they always looked very attractive to me, to an extent that I had requested my mom to get me a T of the same color ...lol :D Oh well the good old childhood days of innocence :) 
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Amaranth leaves are also known as Chinese Spinach. These are highly nutritious in nature and loaded with vitamins like A, B1, B2 and C, calcium, iron and potassium. These leaves are low in fat and helps in prevention of various disorders like Respiratory disorders, Retarded growth etc. For more information on health benefits check here and to know the detailed nutrient facts check here.


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Just like all the other leafy vegetable these reduce to 1/4 when cooked. One bunch serves one to two persons.

Stir Fried Red Amaranth Leaves With Caramelized Onions
Ingredients:- Serves 2
2 bunches of fresh red amaranth leaves, washed and chopped finely
1 tsp oil
1 - 2 dry red chillies
Salt to taste
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves chopped
1 portion caramelized onion (recipe below)

Procedure:-

  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat oil, add in dry red chillies and a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
  • Now stir in the chopped red amaranth leaves and mix well. Add in salt to taste and mix well.
  • Within few minutes the leaves will shrunk just like Spinach, cover and cook over low flame for 5 to 8 mins. Dont forget to stir in between.
  • Finally add freshly chopped coriander and caramelized onions and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for another 2 mins.
  • Serve hot with rotis or parathas.


For Caramelized Onions:-
1 big red onion , thinly sliced
1 tsp oil
2 tsp brown sugar

Procedure:- 

  • In heavy bottom pan heat the oil, add in finely sliced onions and saute for 2 mins.
  • Add in brown sugar and saute the onions over low flame for another 3 to 4 mins until they get lightly browned.
  • Your caramelized onions are ready!

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Verdict? This dish is simplicity at its best! Simple and easy to cook, gets ready in under 15 mins and jam packed with healthy nutrients! I have already prepared this dish 2 times in the last week and everyone just loves it! Make sure you wash the leaves properly under running water for atleast 10 mins. Enjoy this sweet and spicy stir fry veggie with ghee rice or with parathas, anyway you do I am sure you will ask for more!

Have a wonderful week ahead!



85 comments:

  1. Wonderful info parita n amaranth leaves is new to me.Iam surprised with its nutritious values n it looks great with caramelized onions.Nice presentation n pics.Thanks for sharing the recipe,will try this when i happen to get them.

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  2. Wow.. Wonderful recipe.. I too make almost in the same way... Looks awesome.. Nice clicks!!

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  3. Thats a fantastic, healthy,quick and delicious stir fry..

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  4. What a beautiful dish. Nice click too!

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  5. A very interesting and beautiful dish!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  6. Simple but so beautiful parita...very healthy dish,would love to have this with rice

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  7. very nicely presented. looks wonderful...

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  8. I too love this dear.. healthy colored greens. Great clicks.

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  9. We dont get red amaranth here as we used to in kerala...
    Love the dish, Parita..esp the caramelised onions should shoot up the flavour..:)
    Divine Shots!!!!!

    Was missing you in my comment box since yest'day ;) :D...
    and was so Happy to see you in my place...:)

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  10. Its really new to me and as you said the color is fantastic :) Caramelized onions!!! wow.. thats so different..

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  11. Caramelized onions can give the kick to any dish...and I absolutely love how you presented it!!!

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  12. looks really mouthwatering,my fav tooo

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  13. Looks wonderful Parita, nice colors!

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  14. Parita,

    I love red amaranth, i miss them here. Stir fry looks really good.

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  15. Love any greens. Looks gorgious.

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  16. Looks veggie-licious. :) I don't think I've had Chinese spinach before. It looks tasty with the carmelized onion. All that's missing is some rice. Hehehe...

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  17. aha, i had a funny encounter recently with amarnath leaves, your post reminded me of that :) looks so delicious. i love carmelized onions, they elevate any dish to the high levels, don't they?

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  18. I remember I had some stir-fried amaranth years ago and they tasted so good.

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  19. i jus luv green leaves..urs is too gud to sweet tooth and healthy too..

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  20. Looks splendid! I have never tried it before. Would love to soon.

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  21. That look gorgeous....loved teh pic and teh writing on...i think amaranth is something that we call ' cheera; in malayalam....m not sure though.....but looks like:)...I love this stuff too if its what i think it is..:)

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  22. I have never tasted these leaves but am sure gonna give it a try Parita:) By the way, I love your kadai...

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  23. Everyone feats the food with their eyes then they would like to eat it. Your pictures have captured that very well.

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  24. amaranth is my fav greeny vegetables. this is a nice recipe.

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  25. Dear Parita
    Just fantastic..I Love red Amaranth so also all bongs...I liked the use of hing and the caramalized onion..a must try...
    I also take note you haven't used any seasoning..I normally use a mustrad seasoning in Bong sag fry .
    I will try this Hing and caramalized onion soon on other sag, if not on beans
    have a nice week ahead

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  26. I've never had amaranth, so I'm very interested in this dish! It's absolutely beautiful, Parita!

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  27. I love finding new things! I was introduced to chickpeas and lentils only recently and I absolutely love them. I've never heard of these leaves but I can't wait to try them! Looks fab!

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  28. Vah! What a dish! Must be healthy and tasty!

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  29. hey parita,
    I too am introduced to this dish very recently.. there's hardly any variation than the regular stir fries...I love it the bong way :) ur version caught my attention for the caramelized onions...shall keep this in mind :)
    Thanks
    OO!btw the snaps look really pretty ..liked the matching flowers for company!!
    TC

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  30. Pariiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.................
    hw r u?? baby n me is fine...she is troubling me alot.. :) not allowing me to sleep.. :)
    this looks delicious.. wonderful snaps as usual.. :)

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  31. Lik you said it - simplicity at its best! I love caramelized onions and add them to my salads sometimes! This is just gorgeous and I love the pictures and the contrasting colors!

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  32. Am sure the caramelised onions will give a very different flavour to the dish. Nice snaps Parita. :-)

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  33. nice presentation and healthy dish!...please collect ur award from blog dear

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  34. So easy and healthy dish...Beautiful clicks da...

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  35. Love the colour of the dish...very appetizing. And caramelised onion slices...I can feel the flavour and crunch.

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  36. sweet and spicy siddish...looks yumm

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  37. one of my favorites in leafy veggies..such a beautiful veggie..and this looks all the more delicious..too good clicks.

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  38. that stir-fry looks fabulous, simple, healthy and delicious!!! love the simplicity of the flavouring!!! nice post!!

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  39. That looks awesome!!!! Excellent pics..

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  40. Love this leaves... very healthy and delicious... nice clicks :)

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  41. Beautiful dish..with lovely clicks :-)

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  42. Have never tried red amaranth leaves before and wonder if they differ in taste from the green amaranth leaves. I am sure it tasted great with the caramelized onions.

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  43. wonderful recipe and loads of information. and am drooling at the pic now.

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  44. Greens with caramalized onions sounds interesting...looks good too :)

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  45. I never made stir fried! This one looks so perfect and very tasty!

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  46. I love your addition of caramelized onions! Lovely side dish, yum!

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  47. Haven't used amaranth leaves before. but yr dish is tempting me to try it out.

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  48. Amaranth leaves are new to me too. They look like a kind of greens which we get in my home town. It's called agatthu keerai. guess, that's what this is. Looks yumm.

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  49. This looks wonderful Parita! :) I'm going to ask my mum about where we can buy this :)

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  50. I love veggies with caramalized onions and love how u have combined a super veggie with this ,delicious post and i sure wanna try this one,i can already feel the flavours on my taste buds :-))))

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  51. Loved the rich red color. Wish we got these leaves so frequently here.

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  52. Parita your pictures are stunning!

    Laura

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  53. Please collect an award from my blog :)

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  54. Co-incidentally, I had purchased red amaranth the day you posted this. So, I added the caramelised onions and it was yum! I also add some cumin seeds and garlic to it, but it was the caramelised onions that really upped the taste. Thanks!!

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  55. I love the combination of amaranth leaves and caramelized onion,it makes wonderful flavor!!

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  56. wrz yummy and delicious snaps and posts? wr r u? missing u badly..i was so happy to c ur mail..i wl send snaps soon.. :)

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  57. Wish I could get them here, what a lovely combo !! spinach with caramelized onions.. Yummy !!

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  58. we usually prepare red amaranth leaves sambar. Caramelizing the onion is a nice twist to the normal stir-fry, right? I usually caramelize the onion for bhindi do-pyaza & few other stir-frys.

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  59. yes, simplest is the best! your dish reminds me what I used to have... my mouth starts watering now!

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  60. we absolutely love this...but I make it slightly different way, but your sounds great with caramelized onions, wow..a must try

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  61. the stir fry looks wonderful... am going to look for these and make these soon :)

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  62. Hi, I am not sure about the name but I think we call it cheera ella in malayalam. Looks nice, great!

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  63. I am completely new to amarnath leaves and i havent really seen thm..or rather looked for it really..but will be interesting to chk it out..love the pics

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  64. Hmm..never tried Amaranth leaves..but I am sure with red onions, hing and chillies, it sure will taste awesome!
    Maybe I'll look for them now..

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  65. beautiful pic and a nice recipe. first time here..you have a beautiful blog here.

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  66. Love the pretty pink leaves,healthful stir fry :D

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  67. Looks very tasty and colorful..
    http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com

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  68. Hi dear , no daring bakers post ? I was wondering y u did not post yet. How are u ?

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  69. wow Paritha..veggie looks delicious & lovely photos

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  70. we too make it like this..ur clicks are beautiful!

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  71. Hi Pari, Please grab the award I have shared with u here. My hearty wishes to you to receive more, Congrats !!

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  72. I think I am late here! The Stir Fried Red Amaranth Leaves with Caramelized Onions looks just amazing. Every time I get Amaranth Leaves I wonder what different I can make from them, but can't go beyond much with these. You've given another recipe for me to try on. Thanks!

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  73. The caramelized onions go great with the amaranth leaves. Beautifully captured.

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  74. Awesome!! Must try out Amaranth this simple and delicious way!!

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  75. Great click Parita! We have recently started getting these at Indian stores. Awesome one...

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  76. I've seen chinese spinach at the Asian store I go to, and now I know exactly what to do with it! Thanks for the recipe, Parita.

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  77. Wonderful receipe Parita and easy to make it too..

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  78. Wonderful receipe Parita and easy to make it too...

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