Lal Math (Amaranth Leaves) Sabzi

Lal Math or Amaranth Leaves Sabzi is a traditional Indian dish made from the leaves of the amaranth plant. It is a popular dish that is often made during fasting periods such as Navratri or Ekadashi. Here is a recipe for Lal Math Sabzi:


  • 1 bunch fresh amaranth leaves (washed and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sendha namak (rock salt)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil


  1. In a pan, heat the ghee or oil and add the cumin and mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle.
  2. Add the onions and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add the tomatoes, potatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped amaranth leaves, salt and water. Mix well.
  5. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for about 10 minutes or until the leaves are wilted and the vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve the sabzi hot with rice or roti.

Note: You can also add other ingredients like ginger, green chilies, and coriander leaves to the sabzi for more flavor.






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