Thursday, 3 September 2015

No Grind Gongura Pachadi !

Gongura Pachadi , the famous accompaniment from the state of A.P is a lip smacking dish that is prepared in many different ways. I have already posted a recipe for it where Gongura( Red sorrel leaves) are ground with some lentil and other spices. But this  no grind pachadi is very quick to make and doesn't need many ingredients. It tastes delicious with plain rice or can be paired with curd rice too.
The other Gongura pachadi recipe can be found HERE

  • 2 cups tightly packed Sorrel leaves (Gongura)
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1/4  tsp Asafoedita
  • 2 - 3 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (finley chopped)
  • 1 Green Chilli (finely chopped)
  • salt as needed
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • marble size tamarind
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Powder

  • Wash and chop the sorrel leaves roughly into tiny bits.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.

  • Then add cumin seeds and asafoedita followed by chopped garlic and then onion.

  • When onion turns translucent add the chopped gongura leaves and saute well with the onion. It soon starts shrinking and soft.
  • Add the spice powders and salt and give a mix.
  • Meanwhile add 1/4 cup water to the tamarind and extract its juice.

  • Smash the leaves with the ladle well and add the tamarind extract to it.
  • Allow to cook for 5 - 6 minutes and then add the fenugreek powder.

  • Keep mashing and stirring till the water is absorbed and forms a nice pachadi / thokku kind of consistency and leaves oil. Turn off stove and serve with rice.

With Love,

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