June 22, 2016

Gongura Pachadi with Green Chillies

As already discussed, Andhra Pradesh is well known for hot & spicy food like pickles and chutneys. Especially famous for Aavakaya and Gongura Pickles. Today i am posting Gongura pachadi in Green chilli version. It is very easy to make with less ingredients.Other name for Gongura is 'Puntikoora' which is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Very famous dishes that can be made with Gongura is Gongura pappu, Gongura pulusu, Gongura pachadi(red chilli & green chilli version)and Pulihora Gongura. But today i am presenting a simple and quick recipe "Gongura pachadi" with Green Chillies and Garlic cloves. Here is the recipe... Enjoy!!!

Ingredients :
Gongura Leaves                                :               1 bunch
Green chillies                                    :                6-8 ( it depends on your taste)
Garlic cloves                                     :                5
Salt                                                    :               to taste
Oil                                                     :               1 1/2 table spoons
Turmeric powder                              :                  pinch

For Tempering /Popu :
Oil                                                     :                1 table spoon
Chana dal                                          :                 1 table spoon
Urad dal                                            :                 1 table spoon
Mustard seeds                                   :                 1/2 table spoon
Red chillies                                       :                 1 or 2
Curry leaves                                      :                 3

Method :
1. Pluck the leaves from step and wash thouroughly.
2. Spread the leaves on fresh cotton cloth. Let all the moisture go.
3. Heat a pan, add 1 1/2 table spoon oil, add the leaves, green chillies& garlic cloves 
    and saute them until soft.
4. Add salt and turmeric powder, switch off the flame. Remove and let it cool.
5. When they cool down, add them to a blender. Blend it to a coarse paste.
6. Heat another pan, add 1 table spoon of oil, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds, dry red 
    chillies, curry leaves. Once they splutter, off the flame, add the coarsely blended gongura 
    pachadi and fry for few seconds. 
7. Transfer it into a serving bowl.
8. Yummy yummy Gongura pachadi is ready now !!!! Serve it with hot hot steamed rice, 
    dal and ghee.


  1. This sounds interesting. I love your pickle recipes.. Surely give it a try.

    Do you know the hindi name of Gongura Leaves? or add image of Gongura Leaves..

  2. Hindi name of Gongura is Pitwaa or Ambad bhaji..will surely post the pic very soon Deepa :)


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