Gongura / Pulichaikeerai is the green which has the the sour taste, so it is called by the name pulichaikeerai in Tamil. It is small plant whose leaves are used in cooking. It is used in India only. It is called as gongura in telugu.
We make masiyal with these greens usually. I want to make a spice powder with it. It was with a sour taste which is best with rice.
Gongura leaves – a handful
Cumin – ¼ tsp
Pepper corns – 4
Dry chilly – 2
Channa Dhal – 2 tbs
Urad Dhal – 1 tbs
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt as required
Wash the gongura and pat dry.
Heat a pan , dry roast the leaves till all the moisture are evaporated.
Heat another pan , add the oil followed by cumin , pepper corns , dry chilli , channa dhal and urad dhal . Roast well.
Add the roasted gongura leaves and sauté till crisp.
Let it cool.
Add the required salt and grind into a fine powder.
Gongura spice powder is ready to serve.
Serve with steamed rice along with ghee.
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