Lamb’s quarter stir fry

Lamb’s quarter is one of the best edible plants, but it is considered as a weed. It grows everywhere around our garden, we used to pull them out along with the other weeds and throw them away. When a friend’s mom visited us, she told that it is edible and very healthy. The other name of the lamb’s quarter plant is bathua in Hindi and Chakravarthy keerai in Tamil.

Then I read about it and learned that it is loaded with lots of nutrients, so, next time instead of throwing away, I wanted to try cooking them and made a stir fry from that, it was very tasty. Nowadays I often make this healthy dish. Here is the simple recipe if you haven’t eaten this, you should try making this.

  • Lamb’s quarter ————- 1 bunch
  • Chili powder —————— 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder ———- 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut ————– 1 handful
  • Salt to taste
  • For tempering
    • Cooking oil ————— 1 tsp
    • Mustard seeds ———- 1/2 tsp
    • Cumin seeds ————– 1/4 tsp
    • Split urad dal ———— 1/2 tsp
How To Make
  • Discard the big stems and collect all the leaves and tender stems
  • Wash and chop them into small pieces
  • Heat a pan with oil and do the tempering
  • Then add the chopped lamb’s quarter and stir it for couple of minutes
  • Now add the chili powder, turmeric powder and salt, mix them well
  • Then add the grated coconut and continue to stir for couple of minutes and turn off the stove
  • Now the tasty stir fry is ready to serve

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