Greens in Sesame Seed Sauce

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This nutritious recipe is yet another one using sesame seeds. Normally thick stems of Amaranth leaves are used.These thick stems are known as "thotakura kaadalu" in Telugu{Indian language} which are available sometimes.The gravy can be flowing or thick and is made with rice and sesame seeds.This simple recipe is very nutritious and serves three to four people.

Ingredients Quantity
Freshly Chopped Amaranth Leaves 3 cups
Garlic Cloves (Optional) 6 to 7
Dry Red Chillies 3
Black Gram Dhal (Urad Dhal) 1 tsp
Benga Gram (Channa Dhal) 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds ½ tsp
Asafoetida (Hing) ¼ tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Rice 3 tbsp
Sesame Seeds 3 tbsp
Water as per requirement
Salts to taste


  1. Soak the rice and sesame seeds in water for twenty minutes. Grind this along with two red chillies and salt into a fine paste with water and keep it aside. This will be about half to three fourths cup.

  2. Take oil in a pan and add the urad dhal,channa dhal,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,asafoetida and one red chilly and fry till the mustard seeds crackle.

  3. Add the garlic cloves and fry for a minute and then add the chopped amaranth leaves and little salt. Stir fry the greens without covering so that the green colour remains intact.

  4. Then add the rice, sesame paste to this and mix well.

  5. Lower the heat and cook till the paste is cooked.More water can be added if necessary.Remove from heat.

  6. Serve this hot with rice or chappatis.


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