Monday, February 25, 2013

Gongura Spice Powder

 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.

 Requirements :

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

Method :

 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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  1. what a coincidence !!when i was having today's lunch one thing that came into my mind was this gongura powder my Andra colleague used to bring..when i open the system ,to my surprise you posted the same :)thnx for this recipe..

  2. gongura my fav,like this idea of podi,shall try it soon

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing the preparation method of the spice powder.

  4. so spicy and it will be tangy a little bit i think:)

  5. Nice powder. new to me... Sara, Thanks for linking in my event... but you have to use logo of my event in your post too Dear.


  6. Made it as per the above recipe. Came out excellent! Perfect. Tastes good with warm sesame oil too. Thanks for sharing, Sara.