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Gongura pappu

Gongura is also known as puntikura in some parts of Andhra. Gongura or sorrel comes in two varieties, green stemmed and red stemmed leaf. 

Red stemmed leaf is more sour than green one. It is a good source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and anti-oxidants which are essential for human nutrition.
We can make chutney, pappu(dal) and pulusu(soup) with gongura.
It is a very simple recipe. It takes very less time to prepare this recipe. It goes well with rice and rotis. 


Garlic cloves-15 or handful
Red gram-2cups
Salt-to taste
Red chilli powder-2tbsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Red chillies-2
Asafoetida powder-a pinch


Discard the leaves from the stem and chop them. Wash it and drain excess water. Chop onions and remove the skin of garlic. 
Heat oil in pressure cooker add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies. When they are spluttering add onions and garlic. Saute them till they turn into brown or become soft. Add gongura/sorrel to it. Saute it also till it become soft. 

Add red gram, turmeric powder and pour water. Pressure cook this for 2 whistles. Do not add salt. If we add salt dal won't cook.
Once dal cooked add asafoetida powder, salt and red chilli powder. 
We normally do not add curry leaves and coriander leaves to it. As they dominate the taste.

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