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Amaranth Whole, 400g

80.00

SKU: 50

Product Description

The seeds of the Amaranth plant are used as grains, and referred to as pseudo-cereal. Superior to quinoa in protein, it is one of the world’s best sources of nutrition. Cultivated throughout India, Amaranth is popularly known as rajgira in India.

Nutrition: Amaranth is good for heart, cardiovascular, bone and digestive tract health. It contains protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron; high content of fibre and vitamin E.

Uses: Amaranth can be cooked as porridge or upma to make a healthy breakfast or to make risotto and pudding. Puff it to make cereal and laddoos or grind into flour to make chapattis and cookies.

Amaranth Porridge
(Serves 2)
1/2 cup amaranth
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
Honey to taste
Raisins and almond slivers
Lightly roast the amaranth seeds in a sauce pan till they smell toasty and start popping. Add the water, boil and let it simmer for 7-10 minutes. Add the milk, boil once and simmer covered for 10 minutes or till the amaranth is cooked. Keep stirring to make sure the amaranth seeds are not sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add honey to taste along with almonds and raisins.

Amaranth Patties
(Serves 2-3)

1 cup amaranth
2 cups water
1/2 red onion finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic grated
1/2 red capsicum chopped
1/4 zucchini chopped
2 tsp amchoor (dry mango powder)
2 tsp chilli powder
4-6 tablespoons amaranth flour
1 whisked egg (optional)
Ground black pepper & salt

Cook the amaranth in boiling water and simmer. Drain and let the amaranth cool. Heat oil in a pan. Add the onions and garlic. Once brown, add the capsicum and zucchini. Cook for 5 minutes. Add to the amaranth along with all the spices and mix well. Add the amaranth flour or half the flour and egg and mix well. Add flour till you get a consistency that allows you to make patties. Add oil to a flat pan and cook the patties on both sides till brown and crisp. Enjoy the crunchy amaranth patties with coriander chutney.