Sweet And Tangy Amaranth Greens


Hello and welcome everybody. Today we are going to make a very simple, nutritious and tasty recipe of amaranth which is a bit sweet and a bit tangy. It is unique and very healthy. It can be had with steamed rice and mashed potatoes which is a rural combination of presenting it. But I liked it anyhow so I am mentioning it here. Let’s start with its making—


  1. Tender Amaranth Greens-1/2 kg.
  2. Chopped Onions – 1
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) – 1
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Sugar or sugar-free -1 tsp.
  7. Lemon juice -2 1/2 tbsp.
  8. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  9. Vegetable oil – 2 tsp.


Step 1

Wash and cut the amaranth greens and pressure cook it till done.

Step 2 

Now strain the excess water out of the greens and squeeze it and put it in a bowl.

Step 3

Take a vessel and add 2 tsp of vegetable oil to it. Add five spices and a pinch of asafoetida or hing and let it crackle.

Step 4

Now add the chopped onions and fry it till half done. Add the boiled amaranth to it and add salt, turmeric powder to it and saute it for five minutes. Switch off the gas and let the greens cool. Now add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar-free and the given amount of lemon juice. Add green chilies lastly. You can substitute the lemon juice with dry mango or amchoor powder.

Our Sweet And Tangy Amaranth Greens is ready. Serve it with main course.

Note points –1. Try to use tender fresh leaves of amaranth.

2. Put lemon juice in the dish when you take it off your gas and when the greens get cooled. Otherwise, it will get bitter in taste.

3.If you are a diabetic use sugar-free instead of sugar.

Do try this recipe at home and share your comments and feedback and clarify your doubts. I hope you all will like this recipe. It is high in all vitamins and minerals. Have a great week friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!