How to make Tamdi Bhaji (Lal Maath Sabzi) -

An extremely healthy and simple dish made with red amaranth and green peas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Red amaranth leaves (lalmaat), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Mangalorean

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Tamdi Bhaji (Lal Maath Sabzi)

Tamdi Bhaji (Lal Maath Sabzi) Recipe Card


Mangalorean cuisine comprises cuisines like Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities like Mogaveeras, Billavas, Bunts, Saraswat Brahmins, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys.
It is largely influenced by other South Indian cuisines. Coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients as are ginger, garlic and chilli.  It is well known for its distinct flavours. In general, the Mangalorean recipes are quite spicy and fresh coconut is an integral part of these recipes. Rice is the staple food of the Mangaloreans though the non-vegetarians favour fish.
The Mangalore cuisine will be incomplete without rice which is cooked in various forms.  Apart from rice, another important thing used in the cuisine of Mangalore is fruits.  Another remarkable feature of the Mangalorean sweet dishes is that instead of using sugar, they use palm jaggery which is also healthy.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tamdi Bhaji (Lal Maath Sabzi) Recipe

  • Red amaranth leaves (lalmaat) roughly chopped 1 Large bunch

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic minced 1 tablespoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Scraped coconut fresh 1/2 cup


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add garlic, green chillies and onion and sauté till onions turn translucent.

Step 2

Add amaranth and green peas, cover and cook on low heat till the amaranth wilts.

Step 3

Mix well, sprinkle some water, cover and cook for a minute.

Step 4

Add salt, sprinkle some more water, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Reserve 1 tablespoon coconut for garnishing and add remaining. Mix well.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with reserved coconut.

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