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Mutton Gongura

Mutton Gongura

Mutton Gongura is one of the Andhra Special Non-Vegetarian Curry,loved by all.Served at special occations  and even cooked as a home special,Cherished by everyone who likes the taste of this sour greens (Gongura/Sorrel Leaves).

First to prepare the Mutton Curry


Mutton – 500 gms with bone

Onion – 1 large finely chopped

Tomato – 1 large finely chopped

Curry leaves – few

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsps heaped

Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil – 2 tbsps

Spice powder – (Cloves – 3,Cinnamon – 2″ pc,Cardamom – 2,Peppercorns – 6)


Wash and drain the mutton and keep.

Prepare the spice powder by using mortar and pestle as this is a small quantity,No need to roast just powder and keep.

Heat a pressure pan,add oil and fry the onions till light brown,then add the ginger garlic paste and fry well,Now add the mutton and stir till all the liquid evaporates.

And add the curry leaves,spice powder,redchili powder,Turmeric powder,Coriander powder and salt and fry 2 mins.

Now add the chopped tomatoes and cover cook till soft and add 1 cup of water and pressure cook 7-10 mins.Turn off heat and keep.

To  prepare Gongura

Gongura (Sorrel Leaves) – 1 bunch

Methi (Fenugreek) leaves – a handful

Fresh coriander – a handful

Green chilies – 6-7

Onion – 1 large – chopped

Tomato – 1 med chopped

Turmeric – 1/6tsp

Salt – 1/4tsp

Water – 1/2 cup


Pick the leaves of gongura,methi and fresh coriander,Wash and drain well.

In a vessel place gongura,methi,onions,tomato,green chillies,turmeric,salt and water.Cover the vessel and cook till water evaporates  on med-low heat.

Now add the chopped fresh coriander and mash well or just pulse twice in the blender.

Add this gongura mixture to the cooked Mutton Curry and combine well.

Heat a tsp of oil and fry 2-3 slit green chillies and few curry leaves and add on top for flavour.

Serve with Spice Flavoured Rice or Coconut rice(Kobbari Annam)..See the Rice Specials  category in this blog.

Spice Flavoured Rice

Recipe for this rice  given in Rice specials.


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