Gongura Pachadi (Chutney)

Today I want to share an authentic yummy recipe of Gongura pachadi. It is one of my Favorite special dish which I always crave for. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. It has all the goodness of health and tastes yummy. It tastes even more yummy if we make it in a stone mortar as in olden days.

The recipe goes like this:

Chutney Ingredients:

Gongura: 1 bunch(6 cups cleaned and washed leaves)
Urad Daal: 6Tsp
Dhaniya: 1 1/2 Tsp
Jeera: 2 Tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1 Tsp
Fenugreek Seeds: 1 Tsp
Red chillies: 6-8 count
Tamarind: 1 inch pieces 2 count
Garlic: 3
Salt: To taste
Oil: As required

Seasoning Ingredients:
Urad daal: 2 Tsp
Jeera: 1 1/2 Tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1 Tsp
Curry Leaves: 10-15 leaves
Onion: 1 count(Cut into small pieces)

Gongura Chutney

1. In a pan add 2-3 Tsps oil and let it heat. Then add Urad daal, Dhaniya, Jeera, Mustard Seeds, Fenugreek seeds, and red chillies and let it roast well and keep it aside in a bowl to cool down.
2. In the same pan add 4-5 Tsps of oil and add the Gongura leaves, Garlic and tamarind and let them cook properly.
3. Once the spices mix cools down, grind it into fine powder in the Mixie. Once the Gongura mix cools down, grind it into a paste using stone mortar or in the mixie.
4. Once the Gongura mix is properly grinded, add the spices mix and mix well.
5. In a pan add 6 Tsps of oil and add all the seasoning ingredients and add them in the chutney.

Now the yummy chutney is ready. Enjoy the chutney with hot rice and raw onion pieces.

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