Taste Of Andhra! Gongura Mutton Curry Boasts Of Tangy Flavours Of Sorrel Leaves; Recipe Inside

by Mallika Khurana
Taste Of Andhra! Gongura Mutton Curry Boasts Of Tangy Flavours Of Sorrel Leaves; Recipe Inside

It is a common notion that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, there is something about dinners and ending the day on a flavourful note, isn’t there? Well, if you feel the same way, there is no shortage of amazing Indian curry dishes you can try. From North India to the southern states, every part of the country has its own spice palette that offers yummy dishes. Today, we are here with a perfect recipe from Andhra Pradesh. Gongura Mutton Curry is a special dish that is widely loved, and it is high time you try it as well.

A Delish Andhra-Style Gongura Mutton Curry

Gongura leaves
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Gongura, or sorrel leaves, are an essential part of Andhra flavours. Popular for their iron content and tangy flavour, they are used in many dishes in Andhra Pradesh as well as Telangana. One of the most popular gongura-infused dishes is Gongura Mutton Curry. The juicy pieces of mutton cooked in sour leaves turn out to be an amazing dish that can be enjoyed with parathas, rotis, and rice. Especially if you are hosting people soon, get ready to take notes!

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Here’s The Perfect Recipe

Andhra Gongura Mutton Curry recipe
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If you are ready for an amazing dinner, gather the ingredients listed below:

  • 1/2 kg of mutton pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 1 big chunk of ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 4 cloves 
  • 4 green cardamoms 
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 200 g of gongura leaves
  • 1 chopped onion
  • A bunch of curry leaves

Once you have everything you need for this recipe, follow these steps: 

  1. Take a pressure cooker and boil the mutton, ginger, and garlic in it with some salt.
  2. Take out the ginger and garlic, grind them into a paste, and set it aside.
  3. Take a pan and put some oil in it.
  4. Add all the whole spices to the pan and let them sputter.
  5. Once the spices are crisp, add the ginger garlic paste, followed by the green chillies and onions.
  6. Saute the onions until they are pink and translucent.
  7. Once they are done, add the curry leaves, gongura leaves, all the ground spices, and salt.
  8. Continue to sauté until the mixture is cooked properly and the oil starts to separate.
  9. Next, add the mutton pieces and toss them around until they are properly coated in cooked spices.
  10. Saute it for 5 minutes, and then add the water to the curry.
  11. Cover the pan and let it cook until the meat is cooked and the curry is to your desired consistency.
  12. Once your curry is ready, garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve it hot with steamed rice.

Pro tip: For a kick of fresh flavours, you can also garnish it with mint leaves.

This dish will certainly lift you up on a low day!

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