Amaranth Pea Fritters

Amaranth Pea Fritters

Didn't think fritters could be healthy, did you? Our Amaranth Pea Fritters—which are a take on Amaranth Vada—are a perfect harmony of taste and nutrition. Vada are savory fried snacks native to South India, which inspired us to create this recipe with a nutritious and seasonal spin. Our recipe combines vibrant spring peas with creamy mashed potatoes, zippy green chiles, crunchy peanuts, and SIMPLi Amaranth which adds a hearty texture to the fritters.

Unlike the original recipe which uses amaranth leaves, we used amaranth seeds for a heavy dose of plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, not to mention a deliciously nutty flavor. We also used SIMPLi Peruvian Pink Salt for seasoning, and we pan-fried the fritters with SIMPLi Olive Oil Blend so you get all the benefits of the healthy fats and antioxidants from our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the high smoke point of our high oleic Sunflower Oil.




  1. Bring the vegetable stock to a boil and add the amaranth and peas. Salt the stock if it is not already seasoned. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the potato under tender. Remove the skin and mash it.

  3. In a food processor, roughly pulse the coriander leaves, roasted peanuts, and green chilies. You don't want to make a paste. Just hand-chop them if you so choose. Mix it with the amaranth, peas, and potatoes.

  4. Add SIMPLi pink salt, pepper, and cumin seeds. Roll into equal size balls and slightly flatten them.

  5. Heat the ghee until it's very hot and add the fritter to the pan. Let it sizzle and crisp up on one side and then flip them over. They take about a minute on each side.

  6. Serve immediately with a drizzle of oil, a sprinkle of salt, a sprig of mint and our simple yogurt dip (just mix together all ingredients).

SIMPLi Amaranth Pea Fritters

Not only are these fritters they a breeze to make, but they're also loaded with essential nutrients, protein, and fiber to fuel your body. And here's the best part: by using our amaranth, you can also feel good about supporting smallholder farmers whose crops regenerate our soil.

Whether enjoyed as an appetizer orfull meal, these fritters will leave you craving more!

1 comment

  • thebooyo

    Firstly, the simplicity of the recipe is what initially drew me in. With just a handful of ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, it is perfect for both novice and seasoned cooks alike. All you need are fresh sunflower seeds, some olive oil, and a pinch of salt to create a fantastic base. From there, you can get as creative as you want with your seasonings, making it a highly customizable treat.

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