Google+ Yummy Food: Ambadae Ki Bhaji / Gongura Pachadi

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ambadae Ki Bhaji / Gongura Pachadi

Ambada or Red sorrel leaves or Gongura is popularly known as 'Andhra Maata' (mother of Andhra food). It can be said that there is no person from Andhra who does not know Gongura or who does not like Gongura. The tangy flavoured leaves make the pachadi simply delectable. Mixing this chunteny with steamed hot rice and a dollop of ghee is a divine combination which leads you to the destination happiness. The tangyness in the pachadi and the ghee flavoured rice when mixes up tingles your tastebuds. A much popular version of using gongura with mutton can be found here. There are many variations in making this gongura pachadi. Here comes simple and easy recipe in making this pachadi,

INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 Cups fresh Red sorrel leaves, stemmed and washed
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin/Jeera seeds
  • 2 Green chillis, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 6-9 Curry leaves
  • Oil
  • Salt to taste

PREPERATION:

  • In a heavy bottomed pan, add chopped onions, salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, oil, green chilles, curry leaves, cumin seeds, garlic, water and cook till onions are transparent.
  • Now add chopped tomoto pieces and cook till the pieces are soft. Mash onions and tomoto pieces using a spoon.
  • Now add red sorrel leaves and cover with a lid.
  • Cook till the leaves are tender and soft. Mash using a spoon and stir till all the water gets soaked up.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

21 comments:

Priya said...

Yummy.. i love gongura pachadi, can have them with everything..can eat them at any time too...Delicious pachadi..

sowmya said...

This is somehing I want to try after seeing in many blogs...nice recipe..

Zee said...

You bet! I completely agree with "It can be said that there is no person from Andhra who does not know Gongura or who does not like Gongura."
Just the mention and sight of Ambada, leaves me salivating like I am doing right now..the combo of pachadi, hot steamed rice and a dollop of ghee is surely a hit..this is one comforting food which I can't get enough of!:D

Ivy said...

This sounds delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

i too hav this in my archive,similar ingredients too!!
looks yummy:)We all love this tangy pachdi

Happy cook said...

I love this, have never made them myself, alays i have them when i am in India

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Hey Lubna this is a wonderful pachadi... I have never tried anything with Gongura this goes to my to-do list...

Indranee said...

Recipe looks really relishing dear:)wish u a happy weekend!!

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and thanks for saying its for me.Love it.I am imagining mxing this with hot white rice,drizzled with ghee. :P :P :P :P
Thanks Lubna,I and drooling and will try it and then get back to you.

Ann said...

This one is new to me..healthy..isnt it ?

n33ma said...

Hey I didnt know that Ambade is gongura...looks delicious,love it with e.hot ric

Uma said...

mmm. delicious gongura pachadi! My most fav.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this one should taste great with rice and ghee. i have never tried this one. looks good.

Sagari said...

delecious , my favv

Gita's Kitchen said...

I have tasted gongura pachadi at some of my friends though I never tried making it. Thanks for the recipe :)

PJ said...

Hi,I got something for u @ http://seduceyourtastebuds.blogspot.com/2008/11/and-shower-continues.html

Sunshinemom said...

I love gongura too! even the leaves:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Priya, Sowmya, Zee, Ivy, Raks Kitchen, Indranee, Curry Leaf, Ann, Neema, Uma, Mahimaa, Sagari, Gita, Pj and Sunshinemom.

Brent Barnes said...

how much water do you use?

Brent Barnes said...

how much water do you use?

Lubna Karim said...

Bret - 100ml water is enough to cook this recipe...

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