Gongura Chutney


Famous chutney from Coastal Andhra Pradesh area. All the credit goes to one of my close friend who shared this recipe with me. Gongura (Sour greens) chutney, sometimes termed as pachadi, is a great side for rice, usually served with a dollop of ghee. 



30 nos Gongura leaves (usually 1/2 bunch)
1 no Onion (chopped)
1 clove Garlic
1 tsp Coriander seeds
4 nos Dry red chilli
3 tbsp Oil
¼ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Mustard
¼ tsp Cumin seeds
¼ tsp Bengal gram
2 pinch Asafoetida powder
6 nos Curry leaves
1 no Red chilli (small)


Separate the leaves from the red stalks and wash. Squeeze as much as water from the leaves and keep aside. Dry roast the coriander / dhania seeds in a pan, remove and let cool. Heat 2 tbsp oil and fry the onions and garlic until they turn light brown. Add the gongura leaves and stir fry over medium flame for few minutes. When the leaves change colour and becomes wilted, switch off and cool.  Using a food processor or mixie, first grind the coriander to a powder then add the gongura mixture and red chilli with salt. Use the pulse setting and run the processor for couple of times until everything blends together. Do not over grind, that will end up like a gooey paste, we want nice coarse consistency.  Now for tempering(Thalimpu / Thalikka / Tadka) heat remaining 1 tbsp oil, splutter mustard, cumin, bengal gram, red chilli and curry leaves. Sprinkle some asafoetida and add this to the chutney and mix. Serve with piping hot rice topped with ghee. Yummo!!

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3 comments to Gongura Chutney

  • Mullai

    Hello Ron,
    Your comment:
    HI Mullai, Can u tell me the recipe for making pulicha keerai and making mutton pulicha keerai.Do we get pulicha keerai in U.S.

    I would appreciate if you post the comment under appropriate topic, if there isn’t one.. then start a forum topic. Please add this under recipe request section. Thank you.

  • Visitor

    Too good
    Hey i tried this too, this is too good. wow, these i am trying more n more recipes from this site and also telling a good word of mouth about this site to my friends. And am refering this site to everyone.

  • Manoo

    There is no printer friendly link mam… I didn hav net for more than 2 weeks so couldn’t browse net. Now I wanted to save them its missing…How can we get that link…

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