ALL ABOUT MY COOKING “KALUNAY or KULITIS” (Red Spinach or Amaranth Leaves)

“KALUNAY or KULITIS” On the nutritional value of indigenous vegetables, the study shows that these contain varying amounts of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

KALUNAY or KULITIS – iCookiTravel

Kalunay, is usually used, or cook as a veggie along with other vegetables on a Philippine Ilokano recipe called denengdeng where vege’s are mixed together.



* about 300 g fried horse mackerel
* 1 kg Kalunay
* 3 tbsps. Anchovy sauce
* 2 pcs. tomatoes diced
* 1 red onion diced
* about a cup of water



👩‍🍳Cooked with lentils, bamboo shoots, shrimps and dried “alamang” or tiny shrimps. From farm to the table, my daughter and I we picked from the farm for free.

👩‍🍳Here two ways of cooking it, hubby cooked with his all-time favorite fried sea bream and my niece Jen cooked it with mung bean or monggo in Tagalog with minced beef and eggplant.


7 thoughts on “ALL ABOUT MY COOKING “KALUNAY or KULITIS” (Red Spinach or Amaranth Leaves)”

  1. I have been trying to only feed myself and to also encourage my family to eat organically grown edible plants. I came across kulitis and amazed at how nutrient-packed it is, I browsed the internet. I am so happy to have learned more about it. Thank you for sharing about this wonderful plant, too. I hope to cook my first kitis recipe the soonest I can find the plant in my place. God bless.

    1. Hi Rosette, thank you so much for dropping by and leaving some lines here. We love “Kalunay” very much, because my late tatay and my hubby are both Ilocanos and this is one of remarkable leaves usually cooked along with other vegetables on an Ilokano recipe…which Ilocanos used to eat!

  2. glad to see your post..but still skeptic if these wild plants surrounding my house are kalunay..

  3. A super food grain by a flowering plant is red amaranth. This is an ornamental plant, and for many years, people have been cultivating it as a food source. Red amaranth has lots of varieties and food nutrients in it.

    So, whenever we think of some food-growing plants, we think they can be grown only in garden beds or raised beds. Let’s break this dilemma. You can grow red amaranth indoor, pupil. Take a look at the amazing planting guide, for growing and cultivating the amaranths indoors. Are you ready to enjoy the amaranth leaves? Here we go.

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