Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gongura Pachadi | Pulicha Keerai Thuvaiyal | Sorrel Chutney

Gongura pickle is called " Andhra Mata " and a very famous andhra recipe.This chutney is made in different ways & I'm just sharing one of the styles which we make at home. I used the red stemmed leaf which has more sourness than the green ones. This is also one of those pickles which can be stored year long & can be enjoyed when ever you like.

2 Cups dried gongura leaves
4 Tbs tamarind
1 Tbs methi seeds
12 Red chili's
1 Tbs coriander seeds
Pinch of Hing
Salt for taste
2 Tbs oil
1 Tbs urad dal
1 Tbs mustard
4 Tbs oil ( Add if you need more)
4 Pods garlic (Optional)
2 Red chili's

1. Clean gongura leaves and dry them on a cloth overnight.
2. Heat a pan and add gongura leaves along with oil.Fry them till they are cooked or till they gain soft texture & change to dark brown color.Switch off heat & allow those fried leaves to cool.
3. Add 3tbs oil to pan & add dry red chili's,methi seeds, coriander seeds & hing. Fry them for 3mins & switch off heat. 
4. Grind the fried ingredients coarsely.Later add the gongura leaves, tamarind,salt & grind them.Remove the chutney in to a bowl.
*** Now you can refrigerate this chutney in a air tight box & use it with addition of little seasoning when ever you want.

Heat a pan with oil and add the seasoning to it. Once the mustard starts jumping. Switch off heat & add it to the above chutney and mix it well.

* Serve with rice and butter.It tastes delicious. Some to enjoy it with little onion pieces & green chili's for extra heat.


  1. Wow i love this so much looks so yummy wish to have with hot rice and pappad and onion.

  2. Hi , first time in ur blog..ur blog is really looking cute..nice template :) gongura pachdi is new to me..i make thogayal in a different method..will try this once :)

  3. This is yummm.. I used to have this when I go visit Andhra. Nostalgic dish.

    Your blog looks nice with a very good choice of template.

  4. I tried making this once and LOVED it totally! Great clicks you have here :)

  5. nice click, this one looks mouthwatering, instant hit with steam rice

  6. Delicious with rice right..good one..

  7. Finger licking pachadi,love to have it piping hot rice with a dash of ghee...

  8. Tongue tickling pachadi,love to have with a bowl of rice.

  9. Love these anytime.. with some hot steamed rice and ghee... I am happy!