Gongura chutney/ Pundi chutney / Sorrel leaves cooking

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Gongura leaves are widely used in cooking, the tangy flavour does makes the dishes delicious. Gongura chutney or pundi chutney is commonly prepared in South India.It makes a good accompaniment with jowar roti.

Varied names of Sorrel

Different regions call it by different names.The English name is Sorrel or Kenaf. It is popular as  Gongura in Andhra Pradesh, Pundi palya in Karnataka, Pulich keerai in Tamil, Ambaadi In Marathi, Pitwa in Hindi, Kotrum in Jharkhand, Amaari in Chattisgarh, Kotrum in Jharkhand and Mestapat in Bengali.

Health Benefits of Sorrel leaves

The sorrel leaves are rich source of iron, vitaminB6, folic acid and anti-oxidants essential for human nutrition. The iron and vitamins present in it help in preventing conditions such as osteoporosis.

Different culinary uses of Sorrel leaves in India

Sorrel leaves are used along with lentils to give a flavoursome accompaniment with rice. The chutney is a popular dish churned out of it. It is one of the daily essentials in Andhra cuisine. A variety of pickle is also made using these leaves.

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gongura chutney

Ingredients:

For the  gongura/ sorrel leaves chutney

  • 2 clusters of sorrel leaves
  • 6 green chilly
  • 1 teaspoon methi seeds
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • a liitle asafoetida
  • salt to taste

For the seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

Method:

  1. Separate the leaves from the stalk, wash and put them to dry on a cloth.
  2. Cut the leaves.
  3. Take oil in a pan, roast the methi seeds and the green chilli, put them aside.
  4. In the same oil, add asafoetida and the sorrel leaves along with salt.
  5. Let cook for sometime.
  6. Remove from flame.
  7. When it cools, grind it.
  8. Take a pan and make the seasoning. Add mustard seeds, as it crackles, put asafoetida and turmeric powder. Turn of the gas. Put the chutney in it and mix well.
  9. Gongura chutney is ready to serve.

Take a tip:

  • Garlic may be added along with green chilly while sautéing.
  • Raw onions are added to the chutney by some people.
  • Chutney stays good for a couple of days if kept in refrigerator.
  • Tastes good with jowar roti along with stuffed brinjal as an accompaniment.
  • It can be mixed with hot steamed rice along with ghee.
  • The leaves are slimy, thus do not chop and wash them.
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gongura chutney

Gongura/ Pundi/ Sorrel leaves chutney

Gongura chutney is a popular accompaniment from South India. It makes a good accompaniment with jowar roti. 

Course accompaniment, chutney,, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, karnataka, southindian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 2 cluster sorrel leaves
  • 6 green chilly
  • 1 teaspoon methi
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • salt to taste

For the seasoning

  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida

Instructions

  1. Remove the stalk of the sorrel leaves, wash and put it to dry on a cloth. Cut the leaves. 

  2. Take oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds and green chilly. Roast them, put them aside.

  3. In the same pan, add asafoetida and the sorrel leaves along with salt. 

  4. Let cook until tender. Remove and keep it aside.

  5. When cool, grind the fenugreek and green chilly together. Then add the sorrel leaves to it and blend altogether. 

  6. Make seasoning in another pan. Add mustard seeds to the oil, as it splutters, put asafoetida and turmeric powder. Put chutney to it and mix it well. Gongura chutney is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You may add garlic along with green chillies while roasting. 
  • Finely cut onion pieces can be put in the seasoning and sauted for sometime. 
  • This chutney tastes good with jowar roti.
  • It can also be served with hot steamed rice along with a dollop of ghee. 
  • This chutney can be stored in refrigerator. Put seasoning and use it.
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Gongura chutney

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Spinach chutney

Chutneys form an integral part of the lunch menu in many households, it can be served both with plain rice or the flat breads. Here is one kind of chutney, that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Spinach chutney, not only healthy but also tasty.

Spinach is a super food consisting of Vitamin A and K, magnesium,iron , folate and potassium. It helps increase insulin level. lower blood pressure, prevents cancer, good  for asthamatic patients. Being rich in dietary fibre, it helps in preventing constipation. One needs to find ways to incorporate spinach in their diet.

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spinach chutney

Spinach chutney
Recipe Type: accompaniments
Cuisine: south indian
Author: Jayashree
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 5
Serve this chutney with hot rice and ghee, it tastes yum. It can also be eaten with jowar roti.
Ingredients
  • spinach leaves of 2 bunch
  • green chilly 3-4
  • methi seeds 1/2 tsp
  • coconut 1/2 bowl
  • tamarind pulp 2tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil
Instructions
  1. Remove the stalk of spinach leaves.Chop and put them in water. All the impurities settle down. Put them in a colander.
  2. Take a drop of oil and roast the fenugreek seeds. Put them aside.
  3. Add half teaspoon of oil, add the green chilly and then the spinach leaves and salt . Let cook for a while. Switch off the gas and let cool.
  4. Grind all ingredients together in a mixer.
  5. To serve;
  6. Make seasoning with a little asafoetida anda pinch of turmeric powder. Add it to the prepared chutney and serve.
Notes
Adjust the amount of green chilly to your preference.

 

Ingredients :

spinach leaves of 2 bunch
green chilly 3-4
methi seeds 1/2 tsp
coconut 1/2 bowl
tamarind pulp 2tsp
salt to taste
oil

Method :

Remove the stalk of spinach leaves.Chop and put them in water. All the impurities settle down. Put them in a colander.
Take a drop of oil and roast the fenugreek seeds. Put them aside.
Add half teaspoon of oil, add the green chilly and then the spinach leaves and salt . Let cook for a while. Switch off the gas and let cool.
Grind all ingredients together in a mixer.
To serve;
Make seasoning with a little asafoetida anda pinch of turmeric powder. Add it to the prepared chutney and serve.

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Coconut chutney, yet another kind

With morning breakfast as idli or dosa, chutney seems to be a necessity. I love to give a twist to the usual routine and this one is another kind.

Ingredients :

  • Coconut  2 bowl
  • ginger 1 inch
  • green chilly 4
  • curry leaves a few
  •  cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
  • coriander 1 tsp
  • groundnut roasted 1 tbsp
  • lemon juice 1 tsp
  • salt to taste
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different kind

Method :

Roast groundnuts and keep aside. Roast greenchilly with curry leaves in a little oil. When cool, grind all ingredients together with water.

Other kind of chutney can be found here :

http://www.evergreendishes.com/2014/03/21/dalia-split/

http://www.evergreendishes.com/2014/07/04/onion-chutney/

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Onion chutney

Our food looks awfully dull with the usual  or the not so desirable accompaniments. Tasty side dishes makes the meal interesting and palatable. Here is another kind of chutney with onion that you can prepare with dosa or chapati.

Ingredients :

  • fresh grated coconut 1 bowl
  • onions 2
  • green chillies 5
  • coriander leaves  a small quantity
  • salt to taste
  • tamarind pulp 1 tsp
  • dalia split 1 tbsp

For the seasoning :

  • oil  2 tsp
  • mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • a few curry leaves 
  • urad dal 1/2 tsp
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food seems to be at its best

 

 

Method :

Take a little oil and roast the green chillies. Grind all the ingredients together with a little water. Make seasoning and add to it.

Here is the other variety of chutney :

http://www.evergreendishes.com/2014/03/21/dalia-split/

 

 

 

Coconut chutney another variety

Here is another coconut chutney that is very tasty.It can be used with idli and dosa.
The ingredients that you need are:
fresh coconut grated 2 cup
green chillies 3
a few curry leaves
dalia split 1/2 cup
garlic cloves 2
coriander leaves 1/2 bunch
tamarind pulp 2 tsp
salt to taste

seasoning:
oil 1 tbsp
mustard seeds
asafoetida a pinch
turmeric powder a little bit

Method:
Roast the greenchilli and curry leaves in a little oil.
Grind all ingredients together with water.
Add seasoning.

 

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coconut chutney

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