Gongura Thokku

Published under: Chutneys and Sauces

Gongura Thokku is a popular Andhra dish where gongura leaves (pulicha keerai in Tamil / sorrel leaves in English) are ground to a coarse paste with tamarind, ginger and garlic. Best served with rice, idli or dosa. Gongura leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals and anti oxidants.
Gongura Thokku

Gongura Leaves – 2 bunches
Tamarind – 1/2 cup, seeds removed
Jaggery – 1/4 cup
Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp + 2 tblsp
Garlic – 10 to 12 cloves, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tsp, grated (optional)
Fenugreek Seeds (Vendhayam) – 2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 18 to 20
Oil as required
Salt as per taste

1. Wash and clean the gongura leaves.
2. Spread it out to dry for 60 to 75 minutes.
3. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
4. Add the red chillies, 2 tblsp mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and fry for 2 minutes.
5. Add the gongura leaves and saute for 2 minutes.
6. Remove and transfer to a mixer jar.
7. Add the tamarind, garlic salt and jaggery.
8. Grind to a coarse paste.
9. Heat little oil to a pan.
10. Fry the 2 tsp mustard seeds and pour over the thokku.
11. Mix well and serve with rice and ghee or a side dish with idli or dosa.

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Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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