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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Gongura Mutton - Andhra Dish

Gongura Mutton is an authentic Andhra dish. Gongura is Red Sorrel leaves. 
The taste from the red sorrel leaves gives the mutton curry a distinct flavor. The dish is super easy to make and goes well with plain white or brown rice.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4-5

For Mutton:
Mutton: 1 kg
Turmeric: 1 teaspoon 
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tablespoon 
Salt : 1 teaspoon 
Water: 1 cup 

For Curry:

Onion: 2 medium chopped 
Green chilies: 6 slit 
Gongura : 1 bunch roughly chopped 
Red chili powder: 1 1/2 teaspoons 
Ginger garlic paste: 1 teaspoon 
Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon 
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Salt to taste 

For Tempering: 
Cloves: 10
Cinnamon: 2" stick 
Green cardamom: 6


Take all ingredients listed under mutton, mix well and pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles. Simmer and cook for 2 minutes and turn off the stove. 
Heat oil in a pan and add ingredients listed under for tempering. Fry for 1 minute, add curry leaves, green chilies, onions, turmeric and sauté till the onions turn translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
Add cooked mutton and the spices and cook for 5 minutes. Add gongura/sorrel leaves, mix well and cook for 5 minutes until the leaves are wilted and mutton absorbs the spices.
Turn off the stove and serve hot with rice.

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