Note Saaker Ghonto (Amaranth and Mixed Vegetables Curry)

In my earlier post of ‘Palong Saaker Dalna’, I have mentioned that ‘Ghonto’ is also a type of curry where all vegetables are cooked together and mashed up a little. Today I’ll be sharing one such recipe with ‘Note Saak’ or Amaranth. ‘Note Saak’ is one of the most widely available leafy vegetables. I normally cook it with green amaranth but you can cook with red amaranth too. I like this curry a little dry and the vegetables not be mashed too much. Again you may adjust according to your choice. Since amaranth is available during summer, I have used all the vegetables that are available during summer. You may add radish and flat beans too if you wish to.


  • Note Saak or Amaranth – 1 Bunch
  • Potato – 1 (Cut into small pieces)
  • Pumpkin – 1 cup (Cut into small pieces)
  • Ridge Gourd – 1 (Cut into small pieces)
  • Brinjal – 1 (Cut into small pieces)
  • Bori or Sundried Lentil Dumpling – 10-12
  • Panch Foran or Bengal Five Spices – ½ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Hing – 1 pinch
  • Dry Whole Red Chilli – 1
  • Ginger Paste – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder – ½ tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard Oil – 3 Tbsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt – To taste


  1. Wash amaranth leaves under running water and chop then finely.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry the ‘vadis’. Keep aside.
  3. Temper the oil with hing, panch foran, jeera, dry whole chilli. When it exudes aroma add the chopped vegetables. Sauté for 4-5 minutes on medium-low heat.
  4. Next add all the dry spice powdes, ginger paste, sugar and salt. Keep sautéing. Now cover and cook the vegetables under low heat for sometimes.
  5. Remove the cover and add the chopped ‘Note Saak’ and fried ‘bori’. Cover and cook till all vegetables and ‘note saak’ is done. Mash everything a little with the spatula so that everything comes together. I like the vegetables to be little visible so I do not mash all together.
  6. Serve with steamed rice and any ‘dal’.

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