Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gongura Pacchadi


INGREDIENTS

2 cups gongura leaves
1 small lemon size tamarind
1/2 onion chopped
salt

1 tbs oil
4 dry red chillis
1 tbs coriander seeds
1 tbs cumin seeds
1/2 tsp methi seeds

3tbs oil
1 tbs chanadal
1 tbs urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds and musturd seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 dry red chiili
3 cloves of garlic ( crushed )


METHOD
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Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of water for 15 min , extract pulp and cook on low flame for 5 min ,keep aside
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Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan , add coriander seeds , cumin seeds ,methi seeds and dry red chillis fry on a low flame until golden ,remove in to a plate and keep aside ,
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Again heat 1 more tsp of oil in a same pan ,add gongura leaves and fry on medium flame for 5min
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Add all the above ingredients in to a food processer and grind to a smooth paste (tamarind paste , fried gongura leaves ,roasted coriander , cumin and methi seeds ,red chillis and salt )
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Now for tadka , heat 3 tbs of oil , add cumin seeds , musturd seeds , chanadal ,urad dal , dry red chilli , garlic cloves and curry leaves , roast everything on low flame then add ground gongura paste in to tadka and cook on medium flame for 5 min , remove in to bowl ,add chopped onions and mix well
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Done , serve with rice and ghee

32 comments:

Happy cook said...

Wow super delicious. My tounge is having this tinckling thinking how it would feel if i could eat this.
So so delcioius looking.

Sharmi said...

hmmm yummy yum! can you send me some:)

Usha said...

I have never tried gongura pacchadi, sounds like a healthy and yum dish :-)

Varsha Vipins said...

that looks delicious sagari..

Ranjani said...

Your pics are gorgeous...so bright and colorful!

my email add is kumar.ranjani@gmail.com

raaji said...

haaa very tasty and one of my fav....i miss this

mona said...

Yummy, yum, yum :-)

Supriya Raman said...

Amazing! I love gonkura with hot rice and ghee, just heavenly!

I have never seen gonkura leaves in any market here, is it easily avialble in the US?

Sagari said...

Happy cook -- Thank u so much indeed its deleciouss ,

Sharmi --U are alwaya welcome

Usha-- do try this pacchadhi, u will love it

Varsha--thank u

Ranjani-- thank u

raaji--thank u

Mona-- thanks

Sagari said...

supriya raman--

Now a days it is easily available in any indian store , U can buy 4 or 5 packets at once , shallow fry them in oil , and store in a individual feerzer bags

DEESHA said...

looks delicious .. would be great with hot rice

Smitha said...

Looks yummy! I wish i could identify gongura greens at the market!! Nevertheless bookmarking the recipe!

Sagari said...

smitha - U can find them with name
red sorrel leaves

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks yummy and great with curd rice.

Cham said...

Love gongura for the tangy taste, drooling over ur picture

Shama Nagarajan said...

sagari.....i was trying to prepare something with gongura........asking for recipes from my neighbours.....i think i got it.....urs looking lovely...will try this soon...

Sagari said...

Mahima and cham -- Thank u

Shama nagarajan -- Try this and let me know how it turned out , hope U will like it

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is different from my way of doing,good one sagari!

niya said...

Thanks Sagari

Have a nice day

Cheers

Priya said...

Wow am drooling over the pacchadi Sagari..looks spicy n delicious..

Jaishree said...

I have never tried gongura pacchadi.It is new to me..whether it available in mumbai? how to identify?What is the tamil name of it?Your pics are gorgeous.. wish to taste it..

Laavanya said...

That looks absolutely yummy Sagari... i love this pachadi.

Sagari said...

Raks, niya , lavanya , priya == Thankyou

Jashree == Gogura in tamil as Pulichcha keerai (or)PuLichak-keerai , I dont know the exact name

Daily Meals said...

Looks yummy...

srikars kitchen said...

looks delicious & attractive...

Archy said...

hmmm mouth watering tangy tangy gongura pacchadi Sagari.. never tried pacchadi.. only tried gongura dal..

Chandani said...

i have never tried gongura before, but your dish looks so yummy!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks spicy and yummy. Adding tamarind is new to me.

Vaishali said...

Super delicious, Sagari. I love the look of this pacchadi, and it sounds like quite a treat. I can't wait to get gongura leaves next time I'm at the Indian store!

Vanamala said...

This recipe is awesome...I bookmarked this..this is my hubby's fav one....

Navita said...

great pics...hey Sagari wht is Gongura?? never heard of this name.

also one teeny lil thing..my name is spelt as Navita :P
when i lived in b;lore all my friends called me navitha...lol.

thanks for stopping by

Sagari said...

navita== gongura means red sorrel leaves