Gongura/ Sorrel leaves - 6 cups
Red chillies - 8
Salt to taste
Tamarind - 1 tsp
( as my leaves where not that sour so i added tamarind )
Oil - 2 tsp
Sesame oil - 1/4 cup
Red chillies - 3
Mustard,Urad dal,Channa dal - each 1 tsp
Jeera/cumin - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Chopped garlic -8
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Remove the leaves from the stem,wash and spread them on a clean cloth till its dry.
Make sure there is no water.Do not dry them in sun.
Heat oil in a pan add the red chillies,tamarind if using & the leaves,in medium low flame fry till the leaves are soft.
Cool this mixture & grind it to a semi coarse paste.Do not add water while grinding.
Remove it in a bowl and keep it aside.
Now heat oil in a pan add the tempering ingredients,lastly add the garlic.
Fry till its light brown,switch off the stove & pour the hot tempering into the ground gongura.
Mix it well & serve it with hot rice.
a) Dry the leaves inside the house.Do not use the stems just the leaves.
b) Just before serving add chopped onions for extra taste.
c) As i have used very little oil i am going to store it in fridge.
d) My gongura was not sour so i added tamarind,if leaves our sour then don't add.
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