Amaranth leaves chutney - thotakura pachadi
Pickles and Chutneys,  Vegan

Thotakura pachadi | Amaranth leaves chutney

Thotakura pachadi – Amaranth leaves chutney –  a traditional chutney recipe with amaranth greens and amla, made in a mortar pestle.

This is no onion no garlic recipe which I have adapted from local TV channel 🙂 After watching this on television, tried it and it turned out yummy. As this is so easy and a healthy recipe, wanted to share it here.

As amla is in season now, used it as a souring agent. Amla is native Indian fruit with full of nutrients, you might also like amla dry chutney or amla gunpowder recipe.

I have to try this amaranth leaves chutney with raw mango in Summer. You can find similar chutney with Malabar spinach and mango here.

Other chutney recipes on the blog which you may be interested to check

Yellow cucumber chutney

Tomato sesame seeds chutney

Ginger chutney

Mint chutney

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Thotakura pachadi recipe:

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Amaranth leaves chutney recipe
Amla Amaranth leaves chutney
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Chutney
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Amaranth leaves
Servings: 4
Author: Sravanthi
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Finely chopped Amaranth leaves
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Amla pieces (Around 6 to 7 whole Amla)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Green chili
  • 2 Red chili
  • Salt to taste
For tadka
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Red chili
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Pinch of Hing
Instructions
  1. Clean and finely chop amaranth leaves. Chop amla lengthwise into rough pieces.

  2. Heat a kadai, add tbsp of coconut oil. Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds, red and green chili and let them fry.

  3. Take the fried cumin seeds, red and green chili into mortar pestle. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt to it.

  4. To the same kadai, add 1 tbsp oil, chopped amla pieces and let them fry for 3 - 4 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, make a rough paste out of these ingredients in the mortar pestle.
  6. To the same kadai, add chopped amaranth leaves, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook the amaranth leaves and amla together till done. It took around 5 minutes on a medium flame for me.
  7. Now add this amaranth leaves mixture to the mortar pestle and make a rough paste.

  8. It should be rough paste as shown in below picture. And you can make this in the mixer grinder as well but just make sure that you don't grind it into a smooth paste.

  9. Take the chutney into a serving bowl and add tadka made using mentioned ingredients.

Detailed steps of making Amaranth leaves chutney or thotakura pachadi:

  • Clean and finely chop amaranth leaves. Chop amla lengthwise into rough pieces.
  • Heat a kadai, add tbsp of coconut oil. Once the oil is heated, add cumin seeds, red and green chili and let them fry.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • Take the fried cumin seeds, red and green chili into mortar pestle. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt to it.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • To the same kadai, add 1 tbsp oil, chopped amla pieces and let them fry for 3 – 4 minutes.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • Meanwhile, make a rough paste out of these ingredients in the mortar pestle.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • To the same kadai, add chopped amaranth leaves, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook the amaranth leaves and amla together till done. It took around 5 minutes on a medium flame for me.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • Now add this amaranth leaves mixture to the mortar pestle and make a rough paste.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • It should be rough paste as shown in the below picture. And you can make this in the mixer grinder as well but just make sure that you don’t grind it into a smooth paste.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

  • Take the chutney into a serving bowl and add tadka made using mentioned ingredients.

Amaranth leaves chutney recipe

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