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Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti

Gongura Pacchadi

Gongura or red sorrel is a staple green leaf used in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It’s sour tangy taste is it’s USP. The spicy Andhra Masala added to the Pacchadi, make it a Gourmet’s delight. Gongura pacchadi is a Telugu cuisine. I am combining it with Rice roti, a Maharashtrian staple. The pair is totally divine! 🙂

Gongura Pacchadi:

Gongura leaves washed and wiped dry: 1 bunch

Red chillies: 10

Methi Seeds: 1/2 tsp

Urad dhal: 1 tbsp

Chana dhal: 1 tbsp

Coriander seeds: 1 and 1/2 tbsp

Tamarind for extra tanginess if needed

Garlic cloves: 5

Oil (gingelly oil tastes the best): 2 tbsp

Salt as needed

Tempering:

Mustard: 1 Tsp

Jeera: 1/2 Tsp

Garlic cloves chopped: 3

Red chillies broken into bits: 2

Curry leaves: 8-10

Method Of Preparation:

Heat oil and saute the red sorrel leaves until soft. Let it cool. In the same oil, roast the above spices except garlic, till crispy. Cool and grind into a coarse powder, along with garlic and tamarind.

Add salt and cooked, cooled sorrel leaves. Grind

Temper with mustard, cumin, red chilli, curry leaves and garlic chopped.


Recipe of Gongura Pacchadi 
Recipe of Gongura Pacchadi
Recipe of Gongura Pacchadi 
Recipe of Gongura Pacchadi
Recipe of Gongura Pacchadi 
Recipe of Gongura Pacchadi

Rice Roti:

Rice powder: 1 cup.

Water: 1 and 1/2 cup

Salt: 1/3 tsp.

Method Of Preparation:

Rice Roti
Rice Roti

 

 

Mix all above without lumps.

Either heat on the gas stove till it forms a dry dough or microwave. (I microwaved it for 4 min)

Cool add more rice atta(flour) and knead well into a silky, soft and pliable dough.

Make roundels and flatten into thin rotis.

Roast on a Tava, till slightly roasted, then on a direct flame like phulka

Remove.. smear ghee and serve. Enjoy!


Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti
Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti
Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti
Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti

Author: Kiran Shanbhag

Kiran Shanbhag
Author of the recipe Gongura Pacchadi and Rice Roti

Dr. Kiran Shanbhag is a Homeopathic physician. She has been practicing from the last 18 years. She is passionate about her work as a Homeopathic doctor and is also passionate about cooking, equity markets and quest into spirituality. All the four have now become an integral part of her life!

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