Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gongura Rice/Gonkura Rice

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Red sorrel leaves or Sour Sour leaves more popularly known as Gonkura is a green that is popular in Southern India more so in the state of Andhra Pradesh.The leaves have a tangy flavor making them a desirable addition to curries,stews and so many other culinary preparations.Like all other greens these too are very nutritious.

1 1/2 cup chopped gonkura leaves-no stems
15 cloves garlic peeled and cut vertically
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp cayenne powder-adjust as per the sourness of the leaves
1-1/2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp hing
1/4 tsp fine powder of roasted methi seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
Cooked basmati rice
1/4-1/2 cup oil
Salt as per taste

Heat oil in a pan add mustard and cumin seeds when they splutter add garlic when the garlic is roasted a bit add hing and the chopped leaves.When the leaves are cooked add cayenne powder,coriander powder,salt and mix well till the raw smell goes away.Add the methi seeds powder and stir cook to blend well.Add the desired amount of the gonkura paste and some sesame oil to cooked rice and mix to blend well.Enjoy hot!!

Note:You can make the paste ahead refrigerate and mix it with rice whenever needed.


Paaka Shaale said...

I love Gongura Pushpa!! The rice looks very yum :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious flavorful rice..

NIDHYA said...

mmm...looks spicy, must have tasted awesome.

Aaha Oho

Suja said...

Innovative recipe..healthy and tangy rice..sure must have tasted delicious

Uma said...

I love to have. It is been ages since i had gongura. Love it absolutely.


divya said...

Wow that looks absolutely tempting rice. gorgeous picture that make anyone drooooooooooool.

soujanya said...

mmm...gongura....listening the name of it makes me....drool..:)
nice recipe...

Hari Chandana said...

tangy and tasty recipe.. looks really good.. thanks for sharing :)
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Rinku Naveen said...

Very interesting recipe! Never heard of it before. Looks delicious

Santosh Bangar said...

colorful,flavoured rice

Deeksha said...

Sounds healthy and yummy!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow very much flavorful..hv to try it if i get these greens..

Suhaina said...

looks so yummy and very healthy too.

Kaveri said...

Have been using Gongura only in Dals and Pachadis...gongura rice seems to be another interesting ways to have these greens...nice recipe

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice colour and healthy one too

Prathima Rao said...

A mouthwatering rice dish!! Love the tanginess from the gongura!!
Prathima Rao
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kitchen queen said...

gongura thokku pickle is my hot favourite but the rice seems lovely but we don't get gongura leaves in mumbai to prepare rice.

Sobha Shyam said...

rice looks great dear, colourful, healthy and delicious..

Priya said...

Wat a delicious tempting gongura rice,i can have it even everyday..

Archana said...

New to me but looks delicious.

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