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Gongura Pachadi Recipe Andhra Style, Gongura Pickle

Traditional andhra style gongura pickle or gongura pachadi made with gongura leaves with an aromatic tempering...
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Course: Pickles/Chutneys
Cuisine: Andhra/South Indian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 250kcal
Author: yummy indian kitchen


  • 6-7 small bunches sorrel leaves/gongura leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 15 dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 fenugreek seeds
  • salt - to taste
  • 6-7 garlic cloves
  • 1 large size onion diced into thick medium size pieces

For tempering:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 dried red chillies
  • 6-7 curry leaves



  • Firstly, pluck all the gongura leaves, wash them and set them aside freely so that they are free from moist and any water content on the leaves.

Step 1(Cook the gongura):

  • In a wok, add about 1 tbsp oil, add the gongura leaves and cook them for about ten minutes until they turn soft and mushy.

Step 2(Cook the Spices):

  • In a separate pan, add a tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, add dried red chillies and saute them for about a minute(not for a long time).
  • Take them out and set aside to cool down.

Step 3(Blending all together):

  • In a blender, add the cooked spices of step 2, add some salt and blend into a fine powder.
  • Into it garlic cloves and blend well.
  • Into it add gongura leaves and blend roughly.
  • Take the pickle out into a bowl and mix thickly sliced onions into it and give tempering as mentioned below.

Step 4(Give the tempering):

  • In a tadka pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Into it, add chana dal, urad dal and stir well.
  • Into it add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let them pop up.
  • Add dried red chillies, stir for few seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Add the tempering to the pickle.
  • Serve hot with ghee and rice!!!


  •  Mix thickly chopped onions only while eating this pickle instantly. Do not add onions if planning to store.
  •  Onions release water and may spoil the pickle.


Calories: 250kcal