Potato Amaranth Leaves Patties | Aloo Chaulia Tikkis

Saag – the Indian name for all green leafy vegetables, forms an integral part of various regional cuisines through out the country. Loaded with vitamins and essential minerals, this is the best way of fueling up on the season’s best offerings. While palak (spinach), methi (fenugreek), hari piyaj (spring onions) etc are on top of the popularity chart, still there are a few green leaves which are nutritious as well as flavorful. Amaranth leaves / Chaulai / Koshala Saga (in odia) is one of them. The appearance of the amaranth leaves resemble much to spinach and are available in purple, red, green color. Starting from foothills of the Himalayas to the coasts of south India these can be found easily.

This month for the ‘Recipe Swap Challenge‘, I have paired up with Priya from ‘Priya Easy n Tasty Recipes‘. Her blog is filled with loads of delicious recipes. While browsing through her blog, I listed a no of dishes to prepare at first and then finalized one which is Aloo Palak Tikki. But since navratri is going on, so I made few changes in the dish and that too use Amaranth leaves instead of spinach and hence the dish is ‘Potato Amaranth Leaves Patties‘ or ‘Aloo Chaulai Tikki‘.

In my home state, Odisha during this time amaranth leaves are available abudantley in market as compared to spinach. And I love this green vegetable and also prepare some regional dishes using this. Surely I will make some posts regarding some odia dishes using this chaulai / koshala saga. 

Well here in this recipe, I have used some buckwheat flour / kuttu ka aata as binding agent. The dish uses few ingredients, still the result is bit spicy and slight crisp tikkis bursting with flavors. These tikkis’ll perfectly fit as an amazing snacks to enjoy during the fasting days. These are completely vegan and gluten free snacks.

So do try these Potato Amaranth Leaves Patties / Aloo Chaulia Tikkis in this navratri. If you tried my recipe and enjoyed fully, then please share some pictures of your creation with me. Also give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. You may also follow me on FacebookPinterestTwitterGoogle+Instagram and can subscribe for free to get new recipes directly into your inbox 😊

Preparation Time : 10 mins  |  Cooking Time : 15 mins 

Ingredients :        



Potato (boiled & smashed)

1 cup

Amaranth leaf

3/4 cup

Buckwheat flour

(kuttu ka atta)

3 tbsp

Red chili powder

½ tsp

Cumin powder

¼ tsp

Green chili

2 no

Rock salt

As needed


For shallow frying

Method :

  1. First wash and clean all the amaranth leaves thoroughly.
  2. Drain all the water and chopped the leaves roughly.
  3. Now in a bowl take boiled potato, chopped amaranth leaves and mix very well first.
  4. Next add red chili powder, cumin powder, chopped green chilies, rock salt, kuttu ka aata and mix till everything incorporated well.
  5. Apply some drops of oil on both of the palm then.
  6. Make a small ball out from the mixture and flatten by gently pressing in between palms and thus make round shape tikki.
  7. Place over a plate and make similarly more tikkis from rest of the mixture.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and place gently all the tikkis keeping space in between.
  9. Shallow fry till become crispy from both sides and turn golden brown in color.
  10. Transfer to a serving platter and serve hot along with tamarind chutney during navratri fasting !

Notes :

  • In place of red chili, pepper powder can be used.
  • Also here the ingredients can be added or removed according to individual spiritual beliefs.

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  1. Mayuri Patel

    Adding amaranth leaves to the aloo patties is a brilliant idea. A good way also to get kids to eat amaranth. Amaranth leaves are used in stew in Kenya and is available throughout the year.

  2. Ashima Goyal Siraj

    Wow! I don't think I have even seen Amaranth leaves yet let alone cook with them. I will definitely be on a look out for them next time I am in India 🙂 Your patties look perfectly crispy and delicious!

  3. Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    This is such a brilliant recipe. Love the whole grain cooking with the added bonus of Amaranth leaves. I am always a game for using greens in any of the recipe as it is a great way to incorporate more greens in our diet. Looks delicious!

  4. Shobha

    The patties are so well made and look inviting. I like the addition of the greens in this form visible making them attractive.

  5. Ankita

    Looks so great..previously i prepared these beautiful tikis but in Odia style.will try this version soon..

  6. Priya Suresh

    Those patties looks prefect to have with some spicy chutneys. And simply loved the addition of amaranth leaves here instead of spinach. Well done Sasmita.

  7. cookwithrenu

    Patties from amarnath leaves look so yum and delicious. Just want some spicy chutney a a cup of tea.

  8. Poonam Bachhav

    Amaranth leaves with potatoes in a pattie sounds innovative and interesting Sasmita ! It looks so inviting too ! Perfect tea time snack.

  9. veena

    I have never used amaranth in patties. Looks fabulous, A must try. Lovely share

  10. Sujata Roy

    Amazing recipe Sasmita. Never thought of adding amaranth leaves in patties . Patties sounds superbly delicious and healthy. Lovely share.

  11. Archana

    Wow this is a vey innovative recipe. Great way t feed reluctant kids & husbands kuttu, and amarnath.

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