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Gongura Pulusu (గోంగూర పులుసు, புளிச்சாக் கீரை புலுசு, पीत्वा साग)


Gongura Pulusu (గోంగూర పులుసు, புளிச்சாக் கீரை புலுசு, पीत्वा साग) This tasty curry is very easy to prepare. Gongura is a very famous tangy green leaf. In Tamil Nadu it is called “pulichakeerai” in Tamil. The leaf itself is sour in taste. It is available in two forms, one green and the other red. Gongura is mainly used for pickles which tastes good with hot rice and sliced onions.

Regional Dish : Andhra; Tamil Nadu; Maharashtra; Gujarat; South India and some places in North India.

Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 20 minutes | Take with rice | Type Curry | Shelf Life : 2 day| Quantity : 5 Servings .

Appx. Nutritional values : Calculated for 1 serving ( 2Tbs)

Calories ( 40Kcals) , Carbohydrates(10 g) , Protein (1g), Fat (1g)

Ingredients :

  • Gongura/Sorrel leaves  1 bunch
  • Small Onion 1  cut in to pieces
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1tsp
  • Tomatoe 1 small cut in to pieces
  • Green chilli 3 Sliced
  • Salt  to taste

For Seasoning:

  • Chana dal  1tsp
  • Urad dal  1tsp
  • Mustard seeds  1tsp
  • Red chilies  2 broken into pieces
  • Curry leaves  5
  • Garlic  10
  • Hing 1/4 tsp
  • Oil 1tbsp

Method :

  1. Clean the gongura leaves ,In a pressure cooker add gongura leaves, onion pieces,green chillies with little water.
  2. It’s enough for 1 whistle.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp oil  in a pan and put all the seasoning ingredients once they are done .
  4. Add the seasoning to  gongura mixture , than add chili powder, turmeric ,salt  and mix well.
  5. Adjust seasoning and enjoy with hot rice,  plain dal and Ghee.

Other variants / Cuisine Style : 1. Maharashtra and Gujarati Cuisine (Gongura Gravy)

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