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Cheera Upperi ~ Amaranth Stir Fry

Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 bunches of amaranth leaves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated coconut


  • Soak the amaranth leaves, wash well.
  • Remove the thick stems and separate the leaves. You can keep the small and thin stems. Chop them coarsely and set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan, splutter the mustard seeds.
  • Fry the green chillies and curry leaves briefly.
  • Add the chopped leaves, turmeric and red chilli powders and give it a good mix. Sprinkle the salt, close the lid and cook on low flame stirring occasionally.
  • You will start seeing the leaves shrink. Cook till almost done. If you feel there is liquid in the pan, cook on open lid.
  • Add the coconut and cook for a further five minutes. Switch off.
  • Serve hot with rice and gravy.