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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gongura(Sorrel) Chutney/Pachadi

This chutney is one of the main dish of Andhra Cuisine. Sorrel leaves are rich in iron, vitamins and anti-oxidants which are essential for human nutrition.

Ingredients:
Gongura(Sorrel) leaves - 1 big bunch
Black gram (Urad dal/Uzhunthu) - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
Red Chillies - 6 or as spicy required
Fenugreek - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon

For tempering:
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Onion - 1, medium sized, finely chopped

Method:
Pluck sorrel leaves from the stems, wash them and drain excess water and keep aside.

Heat oil in pan. Add few drops of oil. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds, fenugreek, coriander seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida powder one after another and fry them until urad dal turns brown.

Remove from heat and allow them to cool.

Then in the same pan, heat remaining oil, add sorrel leaves and fry them. Cook it until raw smell goes off or the green leaves turn brown. Once it is cooked, allow it to cool.

Grind all the ingredients, salt in a grinder/blender to a fine paste. Add little water if required.

Tempering:
Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds, once it splitters, add red chillies, curry leaves, chopped onions. Fry until onions turn golden brown. Add the grinded paste to it, give a mix and put off the flame. Add salt if required.

Serve hot with rice.

Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves 4-5 persons

21 Comments:

Cooking Station said...

Gongura pachadi tastes good with hot rice and ghee. I made it last week.

vandana rajesh said...

hi thanks for visiting my blog. Nice chutney.
Yes the chicken event is open till June 30th. Would be glad to have an entry from you

notyet100 said...

like this chutney lotz,.thnks for sharin,..

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Lakshmi & Priyanka for the visit and comments:)

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Vandana!!
Yeah I will send my entry by today!

Suma Rajesh said...

hey first time to ur blog...i luc gongura chutney and pickle too...u have an amazing blog...

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Suma!!!
You too have a wonderful blog with unique recipes.....
Do visit often:)

தமிழினி..... said...

hi illatharasi,U hav a gr8 blog...I have added a link to ur blog in mine...thanks for visiting my blog and ur comments...keep the gud job going...ALL THE BEST!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Thamizhni for the comments and adding my blog in your blog:-)

Please do visit often....

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Maggie said...

This sounds great, I love sorrel!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Siri and Maggie!!!

Suhee said...

Hi Vani...
Thanks for visiting my blog!!! u have a very nice blog!!

wd like to try u'r chicken fry..
m an alltime chicken girlie...he he he..

Keep wriitn...n visit my blog often!!

Thanks again!

Cheerz..Suhanya

Suhanya said...

Hi Vani...
Thanks for visiting my blog!!! u have a very nice blog!!

wd like to try u'r chicken fry..
m an alltime chicken girlie...he he he..

Keep wriitn...n visit my blog often!!

Thanks again!

Cheerz..Suhanya
http://suheezbrainwaves.wordpress.com

Suhanya said...

Hi Vani...
Thanks for visiting my blog!!! u have a very nice blog!!

wd like to try u'r chicken fry..
m an alltime chicken girlie...he he he..

Keep writin...n do visit my blog often ..he he!!

hey..including u'r link in my blogroll!

Thanks again!

Cheerz..Suhanya

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Suhanya to add my blog, so nice of you:)

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Hey Vani.. thanx for telling me about food buzz and i have registered.... But u know wt i guess i already have an a/c there.... hmm anyways have again registered with my blog url... hmmm...

Can u tell me exactly wt is this food buzz and how to go about the site? please guide...wts this buzz? how can i buzz and monetize?

Shubha Ravikoti said...

and yeah the pachadi looks awesome dear....someone get me some rice and some ghee please..and yeah thanx for adding my blog in ur blog roll

Vani said...

Hey, you are Vani too! :) The gongura pachadi looks amazing! Never tried gongura before, except in store-bought pickles. The pepper chicken looks delicious too!

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Vani for the visit and comments :)

Aditi..............:) said...

The chicken looks awesome...will try it...:)