Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gongura pickle

Gongura ( sorrel leaves)pickle is popular authentic Andhra pickle and popular in many places.Gongura is a rich source of iron,vitamins,folic acid and antioxidants essential for our nutrition.These leaves taste sour and has lot of health benefits.Andhra meals will be incomplete without this popular gongura pachadi or pickle.whenever I get fresh gongura leaves I tempted to do this pachadi.There are many other dishes we make with this leaves like gongura mutton,gongura chicken,dal..Today I'm posting famous andhra gongura pachadi in BM# 64 UNDER THE THEME PICKLES.Here goes my recipe


  • Gongura 1 big bunch
  • Red chillies 6
  • Jeera1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds 1/2 tspn
  • Daniya or coriander seeds 1 tspn
  • Fenugreek seeds1/4 tspn
  • Oil 1 Tbspn
  • Salt

For seasoning:

  • Red chlli 1 to 2
  • Mustard seeds1/2 tspn
  • Jeera1/2 tspn
  • Urad Dal 1 tspnd
  •  garlic 5 to 6 small pods
  • Chana dal 1 Tspn
  • Oil 3 tbspn


  • Heat 1 tbspn of oil in a pan add red chillies,mustard Jeera Coriander seeds fry few  mins or until just changes colour.
  • Remove from pan,fry gongura leaves in the same pan ( wash gongura leaves and discard the stems) dry with towel to stay pickle fresh long time.)
  • Fry leaves in medium flame until just changes color and mushy.
  • Remove from pan and keep aside.let it cool
  • Grind gongura leaves along with spices.
  • Season the mixture with above mentioned ingredients.Optionally add few chopped onions on top to enjoy more taste like me.Yummy gongura pachadi is ready.Have it with hot rice.Enjoy!


  1. Though I haven't made this myself, I've tasted it and must say that it is such a lip smackingly good pickle. Good one.

  2. I love this pickle, and most often we make it as pachadi and stock it for a week...good one..

  3. It is interesting to see a pickle from a green, we do not get these greens here though I have heard so much about them.

  4. Mouthwatering pickle and a classic Andhra pickle with these greens. Good one.

  5. I had no idea pickles are made with leaves. Sounds interesting.

  6. Wow one of my favorite,I just had it today.

  7. Slurp slurp, my mouth is just watering here..alluring pickle.

  8. this vegetable is hardly used in Punjab. Never knew that pickle can be made from it. To Punjabi, It's one of the saag variety...must try it

  9. I have always liked gongura pickle with some hot rice and ghee. I have only eaten store bought ones. Would love to eat some homemade gongura.

  10. Love it and is a family fav. But this generates a lot of heat in the body. So we stay away from it when it gets too much :)

  11. My mouth's watering thinking about how yummy this tastes. Such a classic and delicious dish.