Gongura Chicken Recipe, How To Make Gongura Chicken Curry Andhra Style

Gongura Chicken Recipe is an amazing combination of gongura leaves or sorrel leaves with chicken and is a special andhra style recipe which is made commonly in the andhra region of south india.

Do check out some more interesting indian chicken recipes:

Gongura mutton too is a traditional dish in that region as gongura chicken is. In this recipe I have used red stem sorrel leaves but one can also use green stem sorrel leaves.

          Other recipes that can be made using gongura are gongura picklegongura pappu, gongura chutney


No matter which kind of gongura leaves one uses, the sour taste can be balanced by using green chillies and red chilli powder. That is one main reason why  we add green chillies or red chilli powder in gongura recipes to reduce the sour taste in them.

                     In andhra region of andhra pradesh vegetables mainly green leafy are used in variety of ways and the green leafy vegetables are cooked in the form of saag and enjoyed with steamed rice. Along with that chutneys and pickles are used as accompaniments.


This gongura chicken recipe posted here is surely a delicious one which is simply irresistible. The recipe is prepared by separately cooking gongura and blending into a paste and adding into the chicken and cooking it together which brings a wonderful taste to the complete dish.

Andhra cuisine is an amazing cuisine and me especially coming from south indian background and a hyderabadi too has picked up the food culture of certain south indian regions and I am sure that is going to reflect in my posts in future.


I have learnt to make many kinds of gongura recipes such as gongura mutton, gongura chicken, gongura chutney, gongura pappu etc…which are so traditional and tasty too.

This gongura chicken curry is surely a hit in my family and I am sure the same would be from my blog readers too when they try this recipe.

Do check out gongura chicken recipe and the leaves are called as ambaadi in marathi and ambada in urdu and gongura in telugu and sorrel in english.

How To Make Gongura Chicken Below:

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Gongura Chicken Recipe Andhra Style
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Andhra style gongura chicken recipe made with sorrel leaves and chicken.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Andhra
Serves: 5-6
For Cooking Gongura:
  • 4-5 bunches of sorrel leaves/gongura leaves/ambada leaves with red stem
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium sized chopped onion
  • 2 medium sized chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil
For Cooking Chicken:
  • 500 gms chicken cleaned with lime juice and washed well
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • 3-4 medium sized onions finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp roasted coriander powder
  1. Firstly, take a pressure cooker, add gongura leaves into it.
  2. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste.
  3. Add slit green chiilies, add coriander leaves, add chopped onions, add chopped tomatoes into it.
  4. Add little water into, add oil into it.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well.
  6. Pressure cook the gongura leaves for about 4-5 whistles on high flame.
  7. Allow it to cool.
  8. Blend the cooked gongura into a fine paste and keep it aside for later use.
For The Chicken:
  1. Take a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
  2. Add chopped onions, add slit green chillies and saute until the onions get soft(not brown).
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and saute to get rid of raw smell.
  4. Add the chicken pieces into it, mix and roast well.
  5. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix and cook for about five to ten minutes by covering the lid on medium flame.
  6. Add the gongura paste that has been blended and kept aside.
  7. Mix the gongura chicken well.
  8. Add coriander leaves into it.
  9. Add garam masala powder, add coriander seeds powder, mix well.
  10. Cook the gongura chicken by covering the lid until chicken gets tender or for about 15 minutes.
  11. Serve hot with bagara rice or steamed rice!!!


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  1. Kristine says

    Wow, this dish looks amazing! I don’t think I have heard (or seen) gongura leaves around. I live in the UK. Do you have any substitute to it if I plan to cook it using my pressure cooker…

    • asiya says

      its not necessary to cook in a pressure cooker…But it can be cooked quickly in pressure cooker. Cook in a vessel until gongura is cooked well and follow the rest of the procedure…hope my answer is clear and do ask any further queries…

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