Thotakura Pakoras

Keerti Dundoo Vodela

Food Content Creator and Recipe Developer @cook_with_kee

2 min read



Approx. Cost

INR 165



Cooking Time

25 Mins

Ingredients list

Thotakura /Amaranth leaves: 2 bunches 

Ginger garlic paste: 2 tsp

Green chilies: 2

Canola oil: 1 tsp 

Chickpea flour: 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste


Step 1 :

Wash and chop the leaves thoroughly. Put the chopped leaves in a large bowl add ginger garlic paste, oil, salt, turmeric, chopped green chilies and chickpea flour. Mix all the ingredients together.


Step 2 :

Make bite-size balls with the batter. If it doesn’t hold shape add more chickpea flour. Steam the amaranth bites in a steamer or in a idly cooker for 10 minutes (if you don’t air fryer).

Step 3 :

Cut the steamed bites into half, toss them in oil and air fry them for 15 minutes at 200 C until they are crispy and crunchy.

Amaranth Leaves (Rajgira Leaves) are an incredible source of vitamin A, K, C, B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. It can reduce anaemia, protect against osteoporosis and control high cholesterol levels. 

Rich in antioxidants.

Amaranth is rich in phenolic acids, which are plant compounds that act as antioxidants. These help fight free radicals that can cause damage to cells and contribute to developing chronic diseases.

Aids in weight loss.

Amaranth is high in protein and fiber, both of which can aid your weight loss efforts.

In one small study, a high-protein breakfast was found to decrease levels of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger.

Lowers cholesterol level. 

Studies indicate that amaranth oil decreased the total and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels by 15% and 22 per cent. Furthermore, the amaranth grain reduced “bad” LDL cholesterol while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol levels in the body. 

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