Monday, 27 January 2014

Andhra Style-Gongura Mutton Chops

Gongura is a common leafy vegetable found in Andhra Pradesh.  It is sour it taste.   It is called as Pitwaa in Hindi,Pandi in Kannada and Red Sorrel leaves in English.  It is a very rich source of Iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants.

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Prep time: 15 mins|Cook time:30 mins

Ingredients

Quantity

Oil

2 tbsp.

Fennel seeds(Sombu)

1 tbsp.

Clove

3 no’s

Cinnamon

2” stick

Cardamom

3 no’s

Pepper corns

1 tsp

Onion

2 no’s

Ginger garlic paste

2 tbsp.

Green chilies

5 no’s

Gongura leaves

2 bunches

Curry leaves

2 sprigs

Mutton

750 gms

Salt

to taste

Method

1. Clean the mutton add ginger garlic and salt .Boil it in a pressure cooker.Now take a bowl and heat the oil in that and all the garam masala spices to it.gongura12. Once they start spluttering, add green chilies and chopped onion, sauté it till it becomes pink.Once the onions become pink then add the gongura leaves, curry leaves and salt.gongura 23. Let it cook for 10 minutes. Let it get cooled down and blend the items.gongura 34. Now heat oil in the pan, add garlic pieces and chopped onions.gongura45. After sometime, add  the ground mixture and the mutton pieces,sauté for five more minutes so that they get well wrapped with the spices paste.Then add water, wait  till it thickens.IMG_20131201_081133 6. Serve with hot rice.

Notes

Grinding gongura leaves along with the other ingredients is optional for those who feel like sautéing and cooking. Either ways you can proceed.

Both ways of gongura mutton tastes good.

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