Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Nune Gongura

Sorrel Leaves Fry



Gongura.... (Hibiscus Cannabinus) or Sorrel leaves are very popular in Andhra. It is called ‘Andhra Mata Gongura’ (Gongura-The Mother of Andhra). The most popular recipe with gongura is the gongura pickle. It will be served in most of the restaurants, hotels and marriages or occations. We should take it limitedly. There are two types of gongura-one is green stemmed and the other one is red stemmed. Red stemmed is more sour than green stemmed one. In my in laws house, gongura is used atleast once in a week, sometimes it is gongura pachchadi with green chillis, gongura pachchadi with red chillis, gongura pappu and nune gongura. Nune gongura is new version to me. I only came to know about this after my marriage. It is very simple to make with less ingredients and very tasty with a nice aroma. I am going to share this recipe with you…..


Ingredients:

Gongura-1 bunch
Green chillies-5
Chopped onions-3
Seasoning ingredients-1 tablespoon (mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chenna dal, fenugreek seeds)
Asafoetida-a pinch (optional)
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder-1teaspoon
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil-1/2 cup



A bunch of gongura...

After drying under sun or fan...



Method:

1. Pluck and wash the gongura leaves. Dry them until the moisture evaporates. Make sure that leaves are not wet.


2. Heat oil in a pan and season it. Then add onions and green chilli and fry them until they become light brown.


3. Mix gongura and fry it on medium flame while stirring.


4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and fry for a while.

5. Turn off the stove and store it in a jar. Serve with hot rice.

Note: This recipe needs more oil that’s why it is called nune gongura (nune means oil) and it keeps for 3-4 days if don’t use a wet spoon.

11 comments:

Asha said...

Hi Vijaya, I am commenting today!;D
Dish looks delicious. I have plant some Gongura next year!:))

Seena said...

It seems have seen these leaves in my place..Do they taste sour? thanks..

Rohini's kitchen said...

Nice post. Have not heard about this. Do give it a try.

Bhawna said...

Few days back i heard abt gongura from one of my friend and now i even know how to make pickle, thanks. ur mix vege curry look yummy

Daily Meals said...

Thanks Asha, next year we can see more gongura rcipies in your blog...

Yes Seena, they taste sour especially red stemmed one.

Rohini, You didn't hear about gongura! Gongura pickle tastes very nice...

Bhawna, this is not pickle...just simple fry...pickle recipe is different...

Jyothsna said...

I'm curious how the taste will be. I've only seen gongura pickle here.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love gongura leaves for its tangy taste..And I will try this for sure !!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow.......Nice one....The gongura looks delicious ;-) Vedi vedi annam...nune gongura....vaareva...

Daily Meals said...

Hi Jyothsna:) thank you.

Nune gongura tastes very nice and easier to make as compare to pickle...

Hi Raks Kitchen, thank you.
Please do try this...it tastes nice.

Hi Sirisha, thank you.
Ovunandi, vedi vedi annam, nune gongura...chala bavuntundi...

Vijaya:)

Prajusha said...

vijaya,
looks delicious.will surely try this easy and simple recipe.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Prajusha, please try this recipe...I hope you like it...