Thotakura Kobbari Vepudu

Amaranth leaves are packed with many nutritional benefits and widely used in various recipes from South India.In Andhra these healthy greens are often prepared with various pulses and also used in some stew recipes. Here's a very easy, healthy and tasty fried curry recipe prepared with Amaranth leaves and grated coconut from Hema's Kitchen. 

Amaranth leaves (Thotakura) : 3 bunches
Coconut (grated) : 1/2 cup
Onion : 1 (Chopped)
Garlic pods : 5
Mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
Black gram dal : 1 tea spoon
Red chilies : 4
Curry leaves : few
Turmeric powder: 1 tea spoon
Oil : 1 table spoon
Salt to taste


Wash and cut the Amaranth leaves.
Heat oil in a pan, add black gram dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic pods and red chilies fry till mustard starts splitting.
Add chopped onions and curry leaves, fry for two minutes.
Now add turmeric powder and amaranth leaves cover with a lid and  fry on low flame for 5 minutes.
Add salt, grated coconut and cook on low flame till done.
Serve hot with rice or chapati.


  1. wow, never tried coconut and spinach combination, looks superb. Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog (read the rules please)

  2. Looks so healthy and delicious..

  3. wow!! very healthy n delicious..

  4. I have never tried these leaves and your recipe is tempting me into trying it soon. :-)


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