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A hit during fasting festivities, the humble amaranth - popularly called Ramdana in most places across the country - has been around since quite some time. Remember those dreamy chikkisor ladoosmade out of its seeds - a vivid memory from our childhood days? Amaranth, has now been touted as a super grain because of its rich nutritional profile. Not only is it gluten free but also enriched with protein, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. It is full of fiber and excellent for digestion.
Add it to your regular meals with no fuss. Just roll them into heart-warming ladoos, chikkis or explore a whole new world of delicacies raked up using this super grain. From salads, to soups or even desserts, there are options manifold.
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Grilled Peach and Papaya Salad with Amaranth Granola
A perfect match for those balmy Sunday brunches.
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A healthier version of your regular comfort snack.
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Amaranth Chocolate Ravioli
Amaranth flour ravioli stuffed with cream cheese with a boozy chocolate sauce atop!
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Dig into to your favourite dessert minus the guilt.
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In case you are looking for variety, try out amaranth leaves as well. These can be cooked into curries or tossed into salads. There is a world of experimentation waiting for you.