Gongura Pickle

Gongura is most popular in Andra Pradesh cuisine but states like Manipur , Tripura and Mizoram too uses it. Gongura comes in two varieties, green stemmed leaf and red stemmed. The red stemmed variety is more sour than the green stemmed variety. Gongura is considred a rich source of Iron and folic acid. Befroe coming across this recipe i used to buy gongura pickle from market but now i enjoy homemade  pickle and always has a batch in my refrigerator. This is yet another recipe from "Cooking at home with pedatha" . I have reduced the original recipe ingredients to  half.

Gongura leaves-  3 cup chopped
Oil - 1 cup
Salt to taste.

1st Tempering
Mustards seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red Chillies - 6
Green Chillies - 2
Curry Leaves - 5-6
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp

2nd Tempering
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seds - 1/4 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 6-8

      1. Heat half oil and cook the gongura leaves till oil sepearates.
      2. 1st tempering
               Add mustard and let it pop and add fenugreek.
               Let it turn brown and add red chillies.
               Now add curry leaves , coriander and asafoetida.
     3. Allow the tempering to cool and grind it coarsely.
     4. Add the cooked gongura and grind it coarsely.
     5. 2nd tempering
              Heat remaining oil .
              Add mustard and let it pop and add fenugreek.
              Let it turn brown and add red chillies and garlic
     6. Pour the tempering over the ground gongura mixture .
     7. Serve with steamed rice and ghee :).


  1. slurp, drooling here rite now, very tempting pickle.

  2. Its my favorite one. Tempting pickle.

  3. wow temptg recipe...have eaten this once b4 at a friends house....temptg

  4. very tempting mouthwatering pickle..

  5. Am a big fan for Gongura,but never tried at home soon will try..First time here u have great place..Happy to follow u :)

  6. wow spicy,tangy pickle...yumm

  7. Love this pickle... have been trying to make this at home since a very long time. bookmarked!