Amaranth Salad

Hey guys!!! the recipe I am posting today is a healthy, crunchy and tasty Amaranth Salad. What is Amaranth? Amaranth is what we commonly know as “Rajgira Seeds”. We usually have food items relating to Rajgira during our fasts. Normally the food items are made using the Rajgira/Amaranth Flour. The most common food item using Amaranth seeds is Amaranth/Rajgira Chikki. I have recently joined a forum GoToChef which send me  this very thoughtful and healthy gift item of organic amaranth seeds by brand namely “Organic Tattva “. On receiving this gift I was curious on researching Amaranth Seeds as even I was ignorant to the fact that Amaranth is “Rajgira”. Once I researched the same I came to understand that organic Amaranth Seeds are actually more nutritional than the flour that we use and Oragnic Tattva is providing us the same at very affordable prices. There can be many recipes made by using these seeds namely Dal, Kheer, Pattice and Salad. The Amaranth Seeds are easy to cook and look similar to Khus Khus (Poppy) seeds only Amaranth Seeds are slightly larger. They are not quinoa seeds hence do not confuse these two different seeds. This salad can be eaten as a meal in itself. Lets make this simple yet filling and tasty Amaranth salad…


Amaranth/Rajgira Seeds – 1/4 cup

Red Kidney Beans (Boiled) – 1/2 cup

Iceburg Lettuce – 50 grams

Red Bell Pepper – 50 grams

Yellow Bell Pepper – 50 grams

Zucchini – 50 grams

Green Chilli (finely chopped) – 1 piece

Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tbsp

Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tsp

Black Pepper Powder – 2 tsp

Oregano – 1 tsp

Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp

Sugar (Powdered) – 1 tsp

1 1/2 cup water

Salt for taste


1) Soak the amaranth seeds in 1/2 cup water for 15-20 minutes. After 15 minutes boil the amaranth seeds in 1 cup water. This will take around 10 minutes. The seeds will become soft and transparent. Strain the amaranth seeds and drain away any residue water completely.

2) Chop the zucchini, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper into long julienne. Finely chop the iceburg lettuce into long stripes.

3) In a bowl mix together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, black pepper powder, oregano, chilli flakes, salt, sugar and red chilli powder.

4) Take a salad mixing bowl and mix together the chopped zucchini, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, iceburg lettuce, kidney beans, amaranth seeds and green chilli. Pour in the Olive Oil mixture as prepared above and mix everything using a spatula. Serve immediately or chilled as preferred.

Note: If you do not have extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar you can add the black pepper powder, oregano, chilli flakes, salt, sugar and red chilli powder directly into the salad and top it with lemon juice.

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11 responses to “Amaranth Salad”

  1. Salads are so versatile specially with such super grains ! Thank you for this recipe.


    1. Yes indeed!! 🙂🙂🙂… your welcome…


  2. Unique n power punch salad…👌👍👍😋


  3. wow..that’s something new i heard and it looks so yummy.


    1. Yes it is do try this recipe…


  4. That’s a new salad for me . I will try it


    1. Do try the recipe and give your feedback..


  5. Great post, shail! Thank you for sharing!


    1. Your welcome..thanks for the comment..😃😃


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I am a lawyer by profession but cooking has been my passion and hence my journey began as a home cook. I have been working with vegetarian recipes and post my recipes using simple ingredients and easy methods to follow.


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