Gongura pachadi / pickle is a very popular authentic Andhra pickle variety and no marriage in Andhra happens without serving this pickle . Red sorrel leaves, Roselle, Gongura (telugu) , Pulicha keerai (Tamil), Ambadi (Hindi) are popular sour greens. Red Sorrel comes in two varieties : one is green stem and the other being red variety which is sourer than the green/white stems variety. These greens are used to prepare curries, stews, dals , pickles …. For chutney, only the leaves are used.
Red Sorrel has some health benefits too and is useful in relieving symptoms of fever. The leaves of this herb are useful in the prevention and treatment of scurvy which is a deficiency caused by lack of vitamin C. Fresh leaves of the plant are useful in stimulating the stomach and aiding its action. These leaves are beneficial in the treatment of jaundice and a tablespoon of fresh red sorrel juice mixed with butter-milk is recommended once daily in the treatment of jaundice. Gongura relieves indigestion,cold and cough. It cleanses the intestines. It also helps in removing infections as well.

The recipe source is Amma who prepares excellent authentic andhra pickles and pachadi and this pachadi is most favorite one in our house…..

Ingredients:-

2 big bunches fresh gongura leaves (red sorrel)
16 whole dry red chillis
1 tsp methi seeds (fenugreek)
1 tbsp minapppapu (black gram dal)
7-8 cloves garlic (peeled and lightly crushed)
4 tbsps oil
salt to taste
1tsp Avaalu (mustard seeds)


Method:-

1) Separate gongura leaves from the respective stems. Wash and keep separately till all the water is drained.
2) Take deep fry pan. Pour some oil (2 tsp) warm up. Add gongura leaves and fry till all the water is evaporated.
3) Take out the fried leaves and keep it separately.
4) In the same pan add 1 tbsp oil and add methi seeds and fry till light brown and then add urad dal(black gram) and dry red chillis and fry stirring constantly till light brown.
5) Remove from fire and cool.
6) Grind these above ingredients with required salt. Now add crushed garlic and the fried gongura leaves and grind to the fine paste.
7) Now heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.
8) Remove from fire and add to the ground gongura pachadi along with the oil.
9) This pachadi does require a wee bit more oil like most pickles.
10) Serve with hot steamed rice, ghee and sliced raw onions.
11) This pachadi can be stored in the refrigerator up to 3-4 weeks .

21 Comments:

  1. Purva Desai said...
    this looks tempting....nice click
    Prathibha said...
    Thank you for visiting my blog sireesha...Even i prepared this recently..Love this..
    Sunshinemom said...
    This used to be my favourite chutney. Haven't tasted it in a long time!
    rekhas kitchen said...
    ummmm pachadi looks so mouthwatering
    AnuSriram said...
    This is one of my fav too... Looks delicious!
    Laavanya said...
    I love gongura - the tangy taste is just irresistible. Pachadi looks great.
    Pooja said...
    My fav pachadi..Looks tempting and yummy..
    Padma said...
    One of my favourite ... but have tried in pickles only and not in chutneys... looks great.. and nice click :)
    Pooja said...
    Wow traditional pachadi. Looks delicious :)
    Curry Leaf said...
    Have heard about this,but never tried it out.Looks lovely and delish
    Cham said...
    Is that a big bunch the leaves? very delicous , must try one :)
    DEESHA said...
    nice pachadi .. I love gongura
    Pavithra said...
    I love this so much..lovely looking and mouthwatering
    Ramya Vijaykumar said...
    Lovely pachadi havent made them on myown shall take your recipe to make!!!
    sowmya said...
    This sounds yumm..i have tasted only priya gongura thokku..we get fresh sorrel leaves here..will try makingthis..thanks for participating in the swc event. And a very nice info on gongura too..
    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Wow mouthwatering......nice presentation...
    Divya Vikram said...
    Looks too good n tangy!
    Sujatha said...
    Gongura pachadi sounds too good and looks awesome! Very authentic and spicy.. have tried it in restaurants and would love to try it at home..
    Sireesha said...
    Cham - Yes ,I used big bunch of leavws
    Zeba said...
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    Zeba said...
    Zainab

    I love to cook Different recipe. I thing I will try this and let you know the outcome. Thanks

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