Simple Sorrel Leaves Pickle

28 Aug

Menthi Gongura


Indian Sorrel Leaves/ Gongura Aku 25-30
Mustard seeds 2 tsps
Fenugreek Seeds 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder 2 tbsps
Turmeric powder a big pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Heat pan on medium low, add fenugreek seeds and roast them until golden brown.
Cool and grind fenugreek seeds into fine powder.

Wash and pat dry sorrel leaves.
Chop them roughly if they are too big.

Heat oil in a wok on medium low, add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
Then add fenugreek seeds powder and red chilli powder.
After a few seconds add Indian sorrel leaves.

Stir fry for few seconds before adding salt and turmeric powder.
Let all the leaves wilt and absorb the flavours.
Mix thoroughly and serve with rice or roti.

Notes: Store tight and it stays for weeks.

9 Responses to “Simple Sorrel Leaves Pickle”

  1. Asha August 28, 2007 at 10:35 am #

    Ooh! Another pickle but I don’t get Sorrel leaves here.Looks good and I have a bottled Gongura pickle though:)

  2. Priya August 28, 2007 at 1:56 pm #

    I made some gongura pachadi only this weekend. Have some stored for a pappu, might change that plan for this one 🙂

  3. Pooja August 28, 2007 at 5:15 pm #

    Delicious Pickle reicpe..Love it n ur pictures are lovely too.

  4. Rajitha August 28, 2007 at 5:17 pm #

    now all i want is a plate of hot steaming rice some ghee on it and your gongura avakaya…

  5. shilpa August 28, 2007 at 5:24 pm #

    A very nice recipe.. I asked my mom to make a big batch of gongura pickle and refrigerate it before she left for India. It sure is a treat. I will have to try your version soon, it looks very easy and tasty :). Thanks for sharing.

  6. TBC August 28, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

    Nice recipe & a beautiful pic too.

  7. Suryamani August 29, 2007 at 8:24 pm #

    Pulla gongura avakaya…..but where is the avakaya ingredient?

  8. anusharaji August 29, 2007 at 9:58 pm #

    thts true….there is avalu… kaya
    to menthi gongura….let me change
    thx dear 😉

  9. jyotsna January 11, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    pls let me know what sorrel leaves in hindi

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