Andhra Gongura Pachadi Recipe

 
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Andhra Gongura Pachadi
How to make Andhra Gongura Pachadi
  • Chef: Paddu
  • Recipe Servings: 8
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

It's a pickle, it's a chutney and it's just smashing! Made with sorrel leaves, this one is a real crowd pleaser.

Ingredients of Andhra Gongura Pachadi

  • 1 bunch gongura or sorrel leaves (wash them, separate leaves from the stalk and dry them without water)
  • 10 red chillies
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp urad dal or black gram
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp chana dal or bengal gram
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt to taste
  • For tempering:
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 spring of curry leaves

How to Make Andhra Gongura Pachadi

  • 1.Heat 2 tbsp of oil in pan.
  • 2.Add the gongura leaves, saute until the leaves lose their colour and become soft.
  • 3.Remove them from the pan and let them cool.
  • 4.Add 1 tbsp of oil and mustard seeds to the same pan.
  • 5.When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add cumin seeds, red chillies, urad dal, coriander seeds and garlic cloves.
  • 6.Fry till they are golden brown in colour.
  • 7.Grind these above mentioned ingredients with salt.
  • 8.Add the fried gongura leaves and grind very coarsely.
  • 9.Heat 4 tbsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it.
  • 10.Add dry red chillies, crushed garlic, cumin seeds, curry leaves when the mustard seeds start to splutter.
  • 11.Fry until garlic is slightly brown.
  • 12.Remove the tempering from the heat. Let it cool before adding it to the ground gongura pachadi.
  • 13.Serve with steamed rice and spoon full of ghee.

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