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This is a super simple curry that I made couple of months ago after I harvested a bunch of amaranth leaves from my container garden. I asked my mom what to cook with the greens and she gave me this recipe that she saw on one of the Telugu cooking shows.

Once all the ingredients are prepped and ready to go, this dish gets done in literally minutes. Amaranth/ thotakura doesn’t take long to cook, about 4~5 minutes max. Other greens like spinach, swiss chard or even kale can be used, cooking times will have to be adjusted accordingly.

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Thotakoora Wadiyala Kura Yum
Thotakoora Wadiyala Kura
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch Thotakura (Amaranth Leaves) - chopped
  • 1/4 cup Vadiyalu (sundried lentil wafers)
  • 2 chilies Green
  • 8 - 10 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 red chili Dry
  • to taste Salt
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch Thotakura (Amaranth Leaves) - chopped
  • 1/4 cup Vadiyalu (sundried lentil wafers)
  • 2 chilies Green
  • 8 - 10 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 red chili Dry
  • to taste Salt
Thotakoora Wadiyala Kura
Instructions
  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a saute pan; roast the vadiyalu until golden. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chili. Once the seeds start to splutter, add curry leaves and green chilies. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add chopped amaranth leaves/ thotakura and cook covered for 4~5 minutes or until wilted and tender.
  4. Add salt and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Finally stir in the roasted vadiyalu, mix well and turn off the heat.
  6. Serve with steamed rice and dal of choice.
Recipe Notes

Linking this curry to Valli's December edition of 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge'.

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9 thoughts on “Thotakoora Wadiyala Kura (Amaranth Leaves Curry with Sundried Lentil wafers)”

  1. I love thotakura but do not make it as often here. Wadiyala thotakura looks tasty. I should start watching these telugu cooking shows online. You post such good recipes from these shows. Our cable provider doesn’t offer telugu channels.

  2. your recipes are always awesome I have loads to learn andhra dish from u thanks for sharing this excellent recipe pavani garu.

  3. Interesting recipe Pavani…..loved the ingredients.do link it to my eventWishing you a very very Happy New yearHappy Bloggingdo join my event below..looking for our delicious recipes…. Thanking youPreethaEvent Name : “Dish-it-out” – “Light Dinners”http://abowlofcurry.blogspot.in/2013/12/dish-it-out-light-dinners.html

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