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Thotakura cutlet is a snack item which is very tasty and healthy. This is prepared with amaranthus leaves. This is steamed and shallow fried. This is the best way to give healthy snack for kids. Here are the step by step instructions.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Main ingredient: Amaranthus
Yield: 15-20 Cutlets
1 Bowl measurement: 250 Ml
Shelf life: 2 days (In freezer)
Amratanthus (thotakura): 2 Bowls
Ginger garlic paste: 2 tsp
Besan flour: 1 Bowl
Sesame seeds: 1-2 tsp
Onion Chopped: 1/2 Bowl
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Garam masala: 1 tsp
Chopped green chillies and curry leaves: Few
Chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves: Few
Chat masala: 1 tsp (optional)
Salt: As required
Oil: To fry
Clarified butter (ghee): To grease
Step 1: Clean and soak amaranth leaves in salt added normal water for 15 minutes to remove dirt and pesticides
Step 2: Cut the leaves with stems into small pieces
Step 3: Grease the cooking bowl with ghee and keep it aside
Step 4: In a mixing bowl, add chopped amaranth leaves, coriander leaves, curry leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, ginger garlic paste. Mix thoroughly
Step 5: Add and mix salt, sesame seeds, garam masala, chat masala, turmeric powder
Step 6: Add besan flour to it
Step 7: Mix the flour thoroughly without adding water till it forms smooth dough
Step 8: Put this in a greased bowl, spread it into thin layer
Step 9: In a pressure pan or cooker add 250ml water. Keep this bowl in pressure pan by closing it. Don't put whistle and let it cook on high flame for 5 minutes, 20 minutes in low flame.
Note: Check if it is cooked or not, by putting a spoon or knife in the middle of the mixture and if spoon comes out clean, then it is done.
Let it cool down to room temperature.
Note: Can store this in refrigerator for 2 days and fry whenever needed
Step 10: Cut it to required shape to fry. Cut them into thin slices if the mixture is too thick
Preheat 2-3 tsp oil in a frying pan. When oil is sufficiently hot, shallow fry the pieces in low flame for 10 minutes each side respectively
Hot and healthy amaranth cutlet is ready to serve :)
Q) What are the health benefits of eating curries cooked with amaranth leaves?
Amaranth leaves have high amount of vitamin A and vitamin C which cover 55% and 69% of recommended daily dietary value per serving(100grams)
Q) What are the advantages of cooking amaranth this way?
Since this is boiled and only sauteed later it required less oil or butter compared to frying.
Q) Is chaat masala compulsory for this recipe?
Chaat masala is not essential for this recipe.
Tastes good with tomato sauce
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