This is one my favorite dishes! You can eat it with rice, dosa, or idli.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place onion and garlic in a food processor; pulse into a coarse paste.

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  • Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chopped leaves and stems and onion paste; stir to combine, about 1 minute. Stir in tamarind pods, chile powder, and turmeric. Pour in water and bring to a simmer, 3 to 5 minutes. Cook until water evaporates, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in butter.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chile peppers, curry leaves, garlic, mustard seeds, and black lentils. Cook and stir until seeds pop and mixture is fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Fold into amaranth mixture to serve.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 2 teaspoons ghee for the butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts

756 calories; 25.7 g protein; 121.1 g carbohydrates; 1.8 mg cholesterol; 69.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2019
I couldn't find green tamarind pods so i used dried. I removed them after cooking as they didn't seem edible. I think the flavor was right people may prefer to just use some tamarind paste. I also probably used the wrong chile I should have used the birdseye. Also no split black lentils available I skipped them. Overall this was enjoyable. I thought at first it was too tart/bitter but adding some red pepper flakes to make up for using the wrong chile balanced it nicely. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2019
I couldn't find green tamarind pods so i used dried. I removed them after cooking as they didn't seem edible. I think the flavor was right people may prefer to just use some tamarind paste. I also probably used the wrong chile I should have used the birdseye. Also no split black lentils available I skipped them. Overall this was enjoyable. I thought at first it was too tart/bitter but adding some red pepper flakes to make up for using the wrong chile balanced it nicely. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/28/2019
I couldn't find green tamarind pods so i used dried. I removed them after cooking as they didn't seem edible. I think the flavor was right people may prefer to just use some tamarind paste. I also probably used the wrong chile I should have used the birdseye. Also no split black lentils available I skipped them. Overall this was enjoyable. I thought at first it was too tart/bitter but adding some red pepper flakes to make up for using the wrong chile balanced it nicely. Read More