Andhra Gongura Pachadi, Andhra Style Gongura Pickle

Gongura pachadiAndhra Gongura Pachadi or Andhra Style Gongura Pickle is one of the famous recipes from Guntur region of Andhra Pradesh. It has a tangy flavor, enriched with vitamin C. It is tempered with aromatic ingredients.

Usually, it is served in two variants one is by boiling and making a paste of red sorrel leaves and another version of the same recipe is without the touch of water (This variant has a good shelf life). Our version is instant use yet tasty recipe. Gongura Chutney goes well with hot rice with a touch of little ghee.


Gongura/ red sorrel leaves – 2-3 bunches

Green chilies – 10-12 no.

Curry leaves – 4 tbsp.

Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tbsp.

Garlic cloves – 4-5 no.

Ginger – 1 inch size

Oil – 3 tbsp.

Dry red chilies – 4 no. (adjust as per your spiciness)

Bengal gram dal – 1 tbsp.

Mustard seeds – ½ tbsp.

Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.

Salt – 2 tbsp.

Water – required to clean and boil.

How to Make Gongura Pachadi Recipe:

  • Pluck leaves from the branches and cleans them in water so that foreign particles can be cleaned.
  • Put leaves in a skillet and remove additional water.

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  • Pour adequate water in a vessel and put leaves in it and boil till they turn tender.

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  • Add green chilies and cook further till all of them turn soft.

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  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • Take cooked green chilies from cooked sorrel leaves and add 2 tbsp. salt ground them coarsely.

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  • Add boiled gongura leaves and crush them.

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  • Pull crushed leaves aside and put 2 tbsp. curry leaves, ½ tbsp. cumin seeds, garlic cloves and ginger.

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  • Once they are crushed pull back gongura paste and crush once again for a second.
  • In a pan heat oil and add dry red chiles, sauté for a while.

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  • Add Bengal gram dal, mustard seeds, coriander seeds and remaining cumin seeds.

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  • Add curry leaves and once everything is done add gongura chutney and mix everything.

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Tip: In this process, we have boiled leaves and crushed to make gongura pachadi, so this recipe’s shelf life is low.

Tip: We have added green chilies while cooking leaves also dry red chilies to adjust the quantity as per your spiciness.

Andhra Gongura Pachadi or Andhra Style Gongura Pickle Video:

Rambabu Uppada

I am Rambabu Uppada, founder of Indian Recipe Info. I am fond of food, I thought of sharing my cooking experience with you all. I designed each recipe in such a way that you can simply follow my steps and prepare restaurant rich recipes at your home.

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