Saturday, 30 July 2016

thotakura fry andhra style recipe - thotakura iguru - thotakura podi kura

Thotakura Fry andhra style recipe, learn how to make a tasty fried version with sesame seeds which suits better for chapathi. Thotakura in english is known as Amaranth leaves and thotakura in hindi is also known as chaulai or tambdi or rajgira or Mulai Keerai in tamil. Also in some places of Telangana, Amaranth with smaller sized leaves is referred to as Kalegura in telugu and bigger sized leaves is referred to as Thotakura. 

Thotakura Fry Andhra Style with sesame seeds powder

Thotakura/Amaranth is a super green and it is a powerhouse of Iron, minerals and vitamins.

Also sesame is rich in calcium and iron. Iron increases heamoglobin in our blood, helps in hair growth, produces heat in the body. Since they produce heat these 2 foods are not advised to eat during pregnancy as lot of heat inside the body may lead to miscarriages. But for non pregnant woman both these foods are good for health. I would like to come up with more thotakura recipes in andhra style as we all know how healthy it is by now.

Chaulai/Mulai Keerai/Rajgira plant seeds are pounded and flour is prepared using which we can make many recipes such as Rajgira Rotis, parathas, laddus etc.

Thotakura - Chaulai - Mulai Keerai - Amaranth Leaves

Other Nutritious leafy vegan recipes:

Ingredients for Thotakura fry - Thotakura podi kura

1. Thotakura (Amaranth Leaves) - 2 to 3 small bunches or 2 cups (loosely packed)
2. Sesame Seeds - 1 laddle full or 30 to 40 gms (As shown in the pic)
3. Dry Red Chillies - 8
4. Garlic - 5 to 6 pieces
5. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
6. Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
7. Salt - To Taste
8. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
9. Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
10. Oil - 2 tsps

Rajgira - Tambdi - Kalegura


How to make Thotakura Fry Andhra Style recipe step by step

1. Dry roast sesame seeds till nice aroma comes, switch off cool the stuff and pound to a fine powder, set a side
2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds

Sesame - Gingelly seeds - Nuvvulu

3. Once they splutter add dry red chillies, crushed garlic and fry for a minute
4. Now add chopped amaranth leaves and fry till the leaves are nicely cooked

How to make Thotakura fry or  Thotakura vepudu

5. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder and fry for 2 more minutes
6. Finally add pounded sesame seeds powder, mix nicely and cook for 2 more minutes

thotakura iguru - amaranth leaves fry

7. Switch off the flame and your thotakura iguru or thotakura fry andhra style recipe is ready to serve, you can serve this
for chapathi and steamed rice.

thotakura fry recipe for chapathi and rice