It is highly nutritional food for all. Once in a week it is compulsory in our diet.
every 100 gm consists of
potassium 641 mg
calcium 209 mg
phosphorus 72 mg
magnesium 55 mg
sodium 21 mg
iron 2.3 mg
in little amounts zinc , copper , manganese , Florine are also available
vitamin A , C, B6 , foliate, niacin , thiamine , proteins & amino acids 2.1 gm
It increases hunger
Due to presence of calcium it gives good support to bones
Iron increases haemoglobin in blood
It is also helpful for heart patients
It also controls the liver diseases .
amaranth leaves 500gm
moong dal 100gm
ginger garlic paste 50 gm
oil 50 ml
turmeric a pinch
salt to taste
coriander powder 2 spoons
mustard seeds half a spoon
cumin seeds half a spoon
fengreek seeds 10
green chili 8
red chili powder 1 spoon
finely chopped onion 2
masala 1 spoon
Method of Preparation :
1) Wash and soak moongdal for10 min, meanwhile wash and cut the leaves into small pieces and add salt to green chili and crush them into small pieces in a grinder .
2) Now take a pan and add oil, on hot oil add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds.
3) After few seconds add ginger garlic paste, chopped onion and turmeric, green chili paste.
4) Also add half of the salt to it
5) After 1 min add amaranth leaves and red chili powder, salt, coriander powder keep a lid on it
6) When 50% of cooking done add moong dal and cook it finely.
7) Finally add masala and serve on hot .
It is generally served with roti and rice .
telugu version : http://easytelugucooking.blogspot.in/2012/05/blog-post_09.html