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Greens (Keerai) Sambar

Greens (Keerai) Sambar

Dosha benefits: Vata or Kapha


  • Green gram dal, husked 1 cup
  • Amaranthus 1 bunch
  • Tomatoes 2
  • Garlic 2 pods
  • Small onion 1
  • Chili powder ¾ tsp
  • Fenugreek powder
  • Asafetida 1-2 pinch
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Roasted cumin seeds ½ tsp


  • Chop the Amaranthus coarsely and keep aside. 
  • Pressure cook the green gram along with cut and lightly fried tomatoes, garlic and onion after adding ½ tsp of turmeric.
  • In a pan, add 1 tsp of oil and add chili powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, fenugreek powder and asafetida and roast it on a slow fire.
  • Add the Amaranthus and the contents to the pressure cooker, add water and cook this till the greens are soft.
  • Add salt as required. 
  • Season it with mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves.

Ayurveda Tip:

  • The extract of Amaranthus has been used to treat different conditions like respiratory disorders, gynecological problems, diabetes, urinary tract infections, diarrhea, inflammation and pain.

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