Sep 2, 2017

Amaranth Vegetables Pilaf | Gluten Free and Protein Rich Amaranth Recipe

Amaranth Vegetable Pilaf is amazing and tasty recipe which made with cooked amaranth seeds and mixed vegetables just like Indian rice pilaf. The main difference is only use of amaranth instead of rice grain. You can use any other grain also including quinoa, couscous or brown rice.

 Amaranth is power pack seed which contain high protein and fiber properties. In one cup of amaranth seeds includes 5grms of fiber and 9-13grms protein which is good for kids and adults both. Amaranth is a seed not a grain or cereal like other wheat, rice and more. 

Amaranth doesn’t contain any gluten, which makes it a great choice for people who are celiac or gluten intolerant and an excellent way to boost the nutritional power of gluten-free recipes.

They come in different colors like red, orange, pink and yellow. The main native place of amaranth is Mexico. Amaranth cookout into a porridge consistency when you cooked instead of fluffy like quinoa but it can be popped up like popcorn.

Amaranth Vegetables Pilaf | Gluten Free and Protein Rich Amaranth Recipe

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Cooking Method: Boiled and Stir Fry

1 Cup Amaranth Grains
1/2 Cup Onion, Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Carrot, Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Corn and Peas
1/8 Cup Potato, Finely Chopped
2 Green Chilies, finely Chopped
1 Tbsp. Ginger, Finley Chopped
3 Cups Water
Salt to Taste
Red Chili Powder, to Taste
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala/ Five Spice Powder
1/2 Tsp. Raw Mango Powder/ Amchoor
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
2 Tbsps. Olive Oil
7-8 Curry Leaves
2 Whole Dried Red Chilies
1 Bay Leaf 
Pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing

How to Cook Amaranth Seeds
Boil the 3 cups of water in non-stick pan, when water starts boiling. 
Add salt and amaranth grains and when water starts boiling again. 
Cover and cook for 20 minutes on low flame or till to water reduces completely. 
Remove from the heat and keep aside.

How to make Vegetable Amaranth Pilaf
Heat the oil in separate wok. Add mustard seeds, bay leaf, asafoetida, dried red chilies and when seeds starts splutter. 
Add curry leaves, ginger, chilies and onion. Stir continuously on medium flame till to translucent. 
Add chopped vegetables and cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. 
Now add spices and 1/2 cup of water, give quick stir. Add cooked Amaranth and salt on low flame.
Mix it gently and again cover and cook till to water reduces and vegetables get tender and soft. 
Remove from the heat and garnish with chopped mint or coriander. Serve with chutney or curd. 

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  1. Delicious pilaf ,i have never cooked with Amaranth seeds..sounds really yummy..

  2. Such an interesting way to use Amaranth Grains to make this pilaf..very healthy!

  3. That is a fabulous way to use amaranth seeds. Looks like a delicious wholesome meal. The yellow kadai looks cute.

  4. I have never cooked with amaranth seeds. The pilaf looks really nice.

  5. We dont get amaranth seeds here. But the pilaf looks good and healthy too...

  6. We don't get the grains here, but fortunately I got some flour and loved it. The pilaf is a wonderful way of serving a healthy and nutritious meal..

  7. Sounds delicious we get the seeds in some shops here will try.

  8. Preeti , the next time I am in Delhi you must get me a pack of these. The pilaf sounds delicious, something very new , good one.

  9. Such a beautiful and brilliant idea to use amaranth grains to makes this fantastic pilaf, well done Preeti.

  10. Such a great way to use amaranth seeds. I've used it in kheer and porridge but have not tried a savory dish with it. Next time will make pilaf with it.

  11. I am yet to use amaranth. Nice of you to explain about in detail. Will be helpful if I give it a try sometime!

  12. I loved these ancient grain recipes. Need to get my hands on these grains. Yummy gluten free pilaf.

  13. Never know amaranthus seeds can be cooked in such a way.New recipe,looks amazing.

  14. Beautiful Recipe. Good ways to cook Amaranth seeds -
    Anlet Prince

  15. This is new to me. cookin pilaf with amaranth seeds. looks yummy


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