The Gongura/Sorrel leaves are popular in India especially in Andhra, a southern state of India. It is a very vital part of Telugu cuisine. The leaves are used for various preparations like pickle, pachadi, Dal (Lentils) curry, meat and seafood.
The recipe I share today is a spicy, hot and tangy lamb/mutton curry with a very unique flavor, which of course comes from Gongura/Sorrel leaves. Like said this is a very spicy, hot curry. So please adjust the heat to suit your taste.
You need –
- Lamb/Mutton – 500 grams, cut into bite size pieces
- Gongura– 150 grams, roughly chopped
- Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tablespoons
- Chili powder – 3 teaspoons or to taste
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander powder – 1 tablespoon
- Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
- onion – 1 large, grind to a paste
- salt to taste
- oil – as required
How to –
Wash and clean the mutton well. Drain the water completely. In a large bowl, put the mutton ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, 2 teaspoon of oil and Mix well. Marinate the meat for 15-20 mins.
Heat oil in pressure cooker pan, add the onion paste and cook till the oil start to separate. Tip in the marinated mutton and sauté for a few minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water, cover and pressure cook till the meat is done.
In sauce pan add the sorrel/gongura leaves with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till the leaves are mushy.
Once the mutton is done, uncover the pressure cooker and add the sorrel/gongura leaves. Add the garam masala and mix well. Cook till the gravy is thick or adjust the consistency of the gravy as per your choice.
Turn off the heat and serve hot with rice.
Sending this recipe for the The National Curry Week celebrations by
30 thoughts on “Gongura Mamasam / mutton / lamb”
This is sooooooo delicious!! Bookmarked.
love the dish , specially the masala. love to see you at my space some times.
My cousin makes this gongura mamasam very much prefectly, am just drooling here over that droolworthy dish..Slurppp..
That looks so decadent. First time here. Happy to follow you. Do check out my blog when u find time
Delicious mutton curry Rekha.
Ooooo yumm girl, this one sure looks like a great dish. Never eaten this. I love gongura, so I can imagine this one must taste seriously good. Love the color. Great dish.
The lamb dish look absolutely delicious.
i'm a big fan of gongura and mutton combination 🙂 like your preparation method..
I have the leaves growing in my garden. I planted it a few months ago and its going up and about. While I await for the fruit to come about to make juice, I shall pluck some and try this dish. We love mutton and we love sour and spicy dishes. All this time I have only been making chutney with the leaves and now I learn that it can be used for other savory dishes as well.
i absolutely love the way that mutton curry looks like… the colors are just mindblowing… i'm sure it tasted lovely as well…
Both mutton curry n photography deserves special applause… love d 2nd last pic!!!!
What an artistic blog! I love the pictures as well as this lamb stew. The recipe card is the most beautifully presented that I have ever seen!
Oh yum! Very good recipe Rekha.. I know I would love this recipe for sure just by seeing the clicks 🙂
Never tasted this but looks very interesting
Looks so comforting! My hubby loves anything and everything, mutton 🙂
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