Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Gongura Chicken/Sorrel Leaves Chicken

Have you tasted the gongura chicken at any Andra style restaurant ?? It tastes so good. We have tried gongura chicken some time back. But I didn't have any idea about what this gongura is. The curry had dark green color, so I assumed it to be some kind of leaves.
Last day when we went to grocery store, where they usually have all those Indian veggies displayed outside the shop for sale. As usual we bought some veggies and other grocery items and reached back home. I was looking for some new recipe to cook chicken which was left in our freezer. 
During recipe search, I bumped on to a gongura chicken recipe. Since I didn't know what this gongura is, I thought I will  just look for images of gongura. And yes, it is the same leaves which I saw next to coriander leaves at the grocery store. 
I went to the store next day itself to get ghongura leaves and made this yummy green chicken curry😊

  1. Gongura/Sorrel leaves - 2 cups
  2. Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  3. Chicken, cut into small pieces - 250gm
  4. Tomato - 1 big
  5. Green chilli - 3
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  7. Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  8. Yogurt - 3 tbs
  9. Ginger, minced - 1 tbs
  10. Garlic, minced - 1 tbs
  11. Onion chopped - 2 medium size
  12. Coriander powder - 2tsp
  13. Oil - 1tbs
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Curry leaves - few

  1. Blend gongura leaves (blanching is recommended before blending sorrel leaves, but I didn't blanch mine), coriander leaves and 1 green chilli with minimum water
  2. Marinate chicken with salt, yogurt, chilli powder, ginger and garlic for 30 min
  3. Heat oil in a pan and sauté onion in it
  4. Once onion reaches golden brown colour, add coriander powder and turmeric powder and give a toss
  5. Add marinated chicken and cook chicken in medium-high flame with closed lid for 3-4 minutes
  6. Add gongura mixture and let the chicken cook fully
  7. Add Salt if needed
  8. Cut tomato into wedges after removing the seeds
  9. Add tomato and curry leaves to the chicken and cook for 3 more minutes with closed lid
  10. Switch off the flame and gongura chicken is ready to be served with steamed rice.

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