Posted by: vallisworld | October 31, 2008

gongura pachadi


This is Called “Andhramata Gongura”. Gongura chutney and Mudda pappu is evergreen combination of Andhra. Well my father tells a little poetry while eating. Gongura pachhadi can be made in different ways. This is the way my grandmother and mom prepare when they are in a hurry and to make it soon for any lunch or dinner. Its shelf life is 1 week if refrigerated. But it’s authentic taste and flavor tempts us very much. There r different ways to make a pickle out of this but even this is very good. We make this as it tastes good and fresh. And the nutrients we get from this are more. It is fresh and has a very different taste. Specially made in coastal districts of Andhra as I know. And the onions in this chutney give a very special and different taste. When it is served with piping hot rice with a dash of ghee and this chutney it tastes good. And when I saw these leaves in grocery store then I grabbed a bunch so that I can make it. Then I called up my mom for recipe. Even though I make all kinds of chutneys I never prepared this one. And came to know it’s not special and I know how to do this one. I was so happy finally I could make this.

U can find more information on Gongura in Wikipedia.

Preparation time: 5mins

Cooking time: 5mins

Ingredients:

Gongura leaves/sour leaves…………4 hand full of leaves (don’t use the stem)

Red chilies (dried)………….10-12(as per spice level) toast them in a pan till it leaves flavor.

Onion……………………………1/2(small)

Cumin seeds………………….1/2 tsp

Garlic pod…………………………..1

Tempering:

Mustard seeds…………1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds………………1/2 tsp

Urad dal……………………1/2 tsp

Red chilies…………………1

Garlic pod………………..1

Curry leaves………………4

Oil………………………………1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Wash the leaves and cook in a pan covered till it leaves water and reduces to ¼ of quantity it is cooked.
  2. In a blender/chopper add cumin and garlic pod and red chilies and blend.
  3. Now add the cooked leaves and again blend adding salt.
  4. At the end add onion and blend it once.
  5. Now add the tadka/tempering to it and mix well.

Tempering:

Add tbsp oil in a pan and add red chilies, garlic, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, curry leaves. Add them in this order and let them leave a bit flavor around and add to the chutney prepared. Don’t over fry them

Note: 1.The gongura leaves are so sour adjust the spice level based on that. It goes well with rice and ghee as any other chutney does.

2. The taste also depends on tempering for any dish

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