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Gongura Pachadi (Red Sorrel Leaves Pickle)


Gongura-2 bunches
Whole Dry Red chillis-6 to 7nos
Coriander Seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Hing-1 tsp
Garlic-10 pods(cut into small pieces)
Red chill-1 no
Oil-3 tbsp


Remove Gongura leaves from the stem.Wash well and spread on a cloth to dry.Finely chop the Gongura leaves.
Heat oil and add Gongura and fry them till rawness disappears and it become soft.Remove and cool.Grind them into a paste.

Roast cumin seeds,coriander seeds and red chillis fry stirring constantly till light brown.Remove from fire and cool.Grind it fine powder.

Now heat 3 tbsp of oil in a pan and the mustard seeds and let them splutter.Now add the red chilli , hing and  add garlic pieces fry for till turn brown color.

Now add to the ground gongura paste mix well and now add grinded powder,sugar and salt to mix well.Saute in a low flame for 10 minutes.Till you see  the oil separating form the pachadi.

Mix thoroughly and after cooling,store this Gongura pickle in a dry and air-tight container for one year.

Serve with hot rice and ghee.



My fav andra recipe . Your version looks yum. i'm book marking this one


My hubbys fav..it's been a while since we had this :-)


Divya,, Gongura pickle looks great n yummy ,,,dont mind dear looks like shiny halwa simply superb makes me hv it now...


Thank u Gulmohar and Nisha for lovly comments.Sure u try this realy u like it.

Thank u Sathya sridhar its ok i don't mind. u try this u will like it.


Slurppp, pickles makes me drool..mouthwatering here..


new recipe for me...looks quite tempting...

Divya Vikram

Thanks for dropping by. Healthy and delicious dish!

Malar Gandhi

Its been ages, I have seen these greens, miss them so much. Love that tangy pachadi to the core':) Yummilious creation.

Sushma Mallya

i have never tried these leaves, but looks a lot healthier and so delicious...

Jaisy James

oh good i was in search for this gongura. this also i had from banglore. is this available in market.our whole family liked this gongura and avakkaya. anyways this i get in bahrain sure i will try dear. thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipes. keep psoting and post comments in my blog tooo

Mahmood Siddiqui

@ Jaisy James, Dear My Name is Mahmood. I am searching for gongura in markets of Bahrain from long time. I am unable to find it, if you know where it is available let me know, I will be very great full to you. Divya, you are doing a great job. Keep Posting.

Best wishes,

Mahmood Siddiqui.


hi mahmood , thanks u r liking my recipes....u can fine in Indian grocery stores.

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