September 14, 2016

GONGURA PULUSU - EXCELLENT SIDE DISH FOR RICE AND MUDDAPAPPU

Recipes with Gongura leaves are very famous in Andhra Pradesh. Gongura Pachadi is quite popular in Andhra Pradesh. We can make many varieties with Gongura leaves like Gongura pachadi, Gongura pulusu, Gongura senagapappu curry, nune gongura, Pulihora gongura etc. These gongura leaves are called Pitwaa in Hindi, Sorrel leaves in English.There are two varieties of Gongura available in Andhra Pradesh, one is red stem gongura , second one green stem gongura. Red stem gongura is more sorer than green one.So,red stemmed gongura leaves are preferred to make this Gongura Pulusu. Today I am posting Gongura pulusu recipe in my own style!!.Let us see the ingredients and procedure.

Ingredients :
1 bunch of Gongura /Sorrel/Pitwaa leaves
2 big size Onions/Ullipayalu
6-8 Green Chillies slit longitudinally lengthwise
1 table spoon of chana dal
1 table spoon of Urad dal
1/4 tea spoon Mustard seeds
very little Tamarind juice/Chinthapandu pulusu
1-2 tsp Red Chilli Powder (can adjust to your spice levels)
A pinch of turmeric powder and asafoetida
Salt to taste
4 tsp oil 
2-3 Red chillies
Few curry leaves

Procedure :
1. Remove the leaves from stem and wash them thoroughly in clean 
     and cold water.
2. Cut the Onions into thin slices and slit the green chillies longitudinally 
    and keep aside.
3. Heat a pan, add oil, once oil is hot, add chana dal, urad dal, mustard 
    seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, fry until it turns golden brown colour.
4. Now add onion slices and green chilli pieces and fry for few 
    minuites until onions turns into pink colour.
5. Add the gongura leaves/Sorrel leaves/Pitwaa and fry well until 
     it reduces it's volume, easily it takes15 minuites of time. 
6. Then add 2 tsp of Tamarind Juice/chinthapandu pulusu.
7.  Now add salt, pinch of asafoetida,red chilli powder and fry 
     for another 3minuites. You can add 1 tea spoon of oil for smooth
     texture and more taste
8. Transfer it into a serving bowl. Serve it hot with hot steamed 
   white rice, mudda pappu and ghee!!!
   Will meet you all with another interesting recipe, till then bbye!!

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