Red Amaranth Leaves Stir Fry: Eat Healthy Feel Healthy

People frequently choose spinach, methi (Fenugreek leaves), or mint and dill leaves when it comes to eating nutritious or leafy greens. But when it comes to nutrition, it's preferable to stay with locally grown, fresh vegetables rather than importing things like kale, lettuce, etc.  Resembling Spinach, one such superfood is amaranth leaves that come in a few varieties like red, green, and purple. 

So, if you're searching for a quick and easy weekday lunch which is full of wellness, this Red amaranth leaves stir-fry is a perfect solution recipe for you. This recipe is a straightforward stir fry with garlic flavour that comes together quickly and is incredibly nutritious and healthy. What is most impressive is that they keep their colour when cooked and are fascinating and very pleasing to the eyes with their natural beauty. 

Nowadays Amaranth leaves are known as a superfood for their nutritional composition. It is packed with antioxidants, protein, vitamins, calcium, carbohydrates, iron and minerals Highly packed with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin K, folate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. It is also an important source of manganese, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus necessary for maintaining proper mineral balance in the body.

Recent studies suggest that Amaranth was first grown by the mighty Aztecs between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. The Aztecs did not only eat amaranth as the main diet but also it was a significant aspect of their worship. They used amaranth grain and honey to construct their god's statues. These sculptures were adored, worshipped, destroyed, and given away as food. 

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes 

Serving: 3


3 cups Red Amaranth Leaves, tightly packed

1 Onion, finely chopped

4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped

2 Green Chillies, finely chopped

4 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated

1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)

1 sprig Curry leaves

2 teaspoons Oil

Salt, to taste


To begin making the Red Amaranth Leaves Stir-fry Recipe (Goan Style Red Amaranth Stir Fry), Rinse the red amaranth leaves and discard spoiled leaves if there are any (you can roughly chop the bunch of red amaranth with a knife or cut it with a kitchen scissor)

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the cumin seeds, and curry leaves and let it splutter

Add the garlic cloves and saute for a minute

Add the chopped onion, and green chillies and stir occasionally 

Saute till onions turn translucent

Add the chopped amaranth, season with salt and let it cook, this will take around 5 minutes to cook

Once the water is all dried out, add the grated coconut, mix well and switch off the heat

Serve your red amaranth leaves stir-fry with steamed rice or roti for a weekday meal

As it goes without saying- healthy food makes you feel good. So, Make this healthy, tasty and very dynamic-looking recipe at home because a healthy future begins from now.