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Gongura Chicken Recipe Andhra Style

Andhra style gongura chicken recipe made with sorrel leaves and chicken.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main
Cuisine Andhra
Servings 5
Calories 330 kcal


For Cooking Gongura:

  • 4-5 bunches of sorrel leaves/gongura leaves/ambada leaves with red stem
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 medium sized chopped onion
  • 2 medium sized chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For Cooking Chicken:

  • 500 gms chicken cleaned with lime juice and washed well
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • 3-4 medium sized onions finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • salt - to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon roasted coriander powder


  • Firstly, take a pressure cooker, add gongura leaves into it.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste.
  • Add slit green chiilies, add coriander leaves, add chopped onions, add chopped tomatoes into it.
  • Add little water into, add oil into it.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Pressure cook the gongura leaves for about 4-5 whistles on high flame.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Blend the cooked gongura into a fine paste and keep it aside for later use.

For The Chicken:

  • Take a cooking vessel, add oil and heat it.
  • Add chopped onions, add slit green chillies and saute until the onions get soft(not brown).
  • Add ginger garlic paste and saute to get rid of raw smell.
  • Add the chicken pieces into it, mix and roast well.
  • Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mix and cook for about five to ten minutes by covering the lid on medium flame.
  • Add the gongura paste that has been blended and kept aside.
  • Mix the gongura chicken well.
  • Add coriander leaves into it.
  • Add garam masala powder, add coriander seeds powder, mix well.
  • Cook the gongura chicken by covering the lid until chicken gets tender or for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with bagara rice or steamed rice!!!


Nutrition Facts
Gongura Chicken Recipe Andhra Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.