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Gongura leaves or sorrel leaves are a specialty of Andhra Pradesh. These leaves are sour in taste and are of two varieties - ones with white stem and the other with red stem. The leaves with red stems are sourer than the one with white stems.
Andhra cuisine is famous for its use of variety of spices and leafy greens in the preparation. The gongura mutton curry is recipe is actually a variation of the normal Andhra mutton curry. It does not use too many spices which lets the flavour of the gongura leaves come out very well. It also gives a mild tangy taste to the mutton curry which makes this mutton recipe all the more irresistible.
So, do not waste time. Check out this amazing Andhra style gongura mutton curry recipe and try it out tonight.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
All you need
- Gongura leaves- 1 bunch (chopped)
- Mutton- 1/2 kg
- Onions- 2 (chopped)
- Green chillies- 2 (slit)
- Ginger-garlic paste- 1tbsp
- Turmeric powder- 1tsp
- Red chilli powder- 1tsp
- Salt- as per taste
- Garam masala powder- 1tsp
- Jeera (cumin seeds)- 1tsp
- Green cardamom- 3-4 pods
- Cloves- 2-3
- Cinnamon- 1 stick
- Oil- 4tbsp
- Coriander leaves- 2tbsp (chopped for garnish)
1. Wash the gongura leaves properly with water. Then heat two tablespoon of oil in a pan and add the gongura leaves to it.
2. Cover and cook the gongura leaves on medium flame for 4-5 minutes till they become mushy. Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
3. Then heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the jeera seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon and allow it to splutter.
4. Then add the onions and green chillies. Cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
5. Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, mutton pieces and saute for 5-6 minutes.
6. Then add salt and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
7. Now add a cup of water to the mutton. Cover the cooker with its lid and wait for 4-5 whistles. Keep the flame low.
8. After the mutton is cooked, tranfer it to a pan and cook on low flame.
9. Mash the gongura leaves with a pestle or masher. You can also grind it in a mixer. Add this to the mutton gravy and mix well.
10. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the garam masala powder and switch off the flame.
11. Garnish the mutton with chopped coriander leaves.
Lip-smacking Andhra style gongura mutton curry is ready to be served. Enjoy this delectable dish with rice.
Gongura is a rich source of vitamins A, B and C. It is also a good source of minerals and anitoxidants. Mutton definitely has a good amount of fat but is a good source of calcium as well.
You may add a paste of poppy seeds to the mutton curry while cooking to enhance the taste even more. It will also reduce the sourness of the gongura leaves.