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Gongura Rice.

Easy//Quick Recipe//Lunch Box Recipe

When your passion becomes your work, you will look forward to work! You wake up from your bed looking forward for the day. Cooking is my passion and when I started writing recipes in Aapkispace,  I thoroughly enjoyed working. As I was not keeping well for a few days, I had to take the much needed break but I thoroughly missed clicking pictures and posting them here.

Being born and brought up in Andhra,  Gongura is one of my favorite green leaves. Most of us are aware of Gongura pickle that is served in the Andhra restaurants and that comes from Andhra homes. Today,  my come back recipe is Gongura rice,  a perfect one to satisfy our palates and a perfect lunch box recipe and did I mention that it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy as well J



Cooked and cooled rice: 1.5 cups

Mustard:  1 tsp

Jeera/Cumin: 1 tsp

Urad dhal: 1 tsp

Chana dhal: 1 tsp

Green chillies: 5 no

Curry leaves a few

Peanuts few

Cashewnuts few

Gongura leaves: 1 bunch (washed)

Turmeric: few pinches.

Oil: 2 table spoons.



Take oil in a hot kadai/pan.

Add mustard. When it splutters, add jeera, urad dhal, chana dhal, curry leaves, slit green chillies, peanuts and cashew nuts.

Fry all these for a minute.

Add gongura leaves and fry well.

Once the gongura leaves are well cooked, add salt and turmeric, mix well.

Add this well cooked mixture to the cooked and cooled down rice and mix well.


Yummylicious, finger licking gongura rice will be ready.

Note: Taste the rice and if required add lemon juice if the gongura leaves are not sour enough.



Author: Gayathri Vamsi

Gayathri is originally from India. She lived abroad for more than a decade. She spent 8 years in Seattle, USA before relocating to Bangalore (Namma Bengaluru!). As a mother of two young boys, she juggles between multiple roles and responsibilities. She is passionate about getting a sense of accomplishment in anything she deals with. She is very keen on providing fresh and nutritional food to her family. She believes that the ability to triumph begins with you! Cooking, Churning easy Indian recipes and fusion recipes, Teaching, Emceeing and actively participating in giving back to Society are where her heart lies in.

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