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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Gongura Pickle or Red Sorrel Leaves Pickle

Gongura  or Red Sorrel Leaves:

It is leafy vegetable. Gongura is very famous in India especially in Andhra Pradesh. The people from Southern part of India uses these leaves in many curries and making pickle. It is of sour taste.

Health Benefits:

1) It is good source of folate and vitamin B6.
2) They are rich in calcium, iron, vitamin C & A.
3) It increase hunger and gives taste to pallets.


Gongura leaves - 500 gm
seasame seeds - 250 gm
green chillies - 100 gm (adjust to taste)
oil- 2 tb spoon
garlic - 10-15 pieces
salt - taste

For Seasoning:

oil-one tea spoon
mustard seeds- 1/2 tea spoon
fenugreek seed- few
curry leaves - few
cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon
turmeric powder- pinch


1) Dry roast the seasame seeds in a pan till they get coloured, don't blacken any part.
2) Heat oil in a pan add sliced green chillies and roast them till brown colour then remove and keep a side.
3) Now add gongura leaves any fry them on medium flame around 10 mins .
4) Take a blender add chillies and require salt make into coarse paste keep it in a cup
5) Add seasame seeds to blender and take out its powder.
6) Now make a coarse paste of leaves .
7) Mix garlic, seasame seed powder,  green chilli paste, and gongura paste in blender thoroughly.


1) Heat oil in pan, add mustard,  fenugreek &cumin seeds , curry leaves and turmeric .
2) As they done switch off the stove and add the paste to it and mix well.

Allow it to cool or keep a side for one or two days.

Enjoy this recipe with hot rice.....!!!!

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