Thursday, June 4, 2015

Gongura Mutton (Lamb with Sour Gongura leaves)

Here is a spicy mutton dish I'm sharing that I tried and tasted recently. I have tried very few dishes with Gongura leaves and this one is my favorite so far. I have seen several variations of this recipe and this one is customized with my choice of ingredients.


  • Mutton - 1 lb (I prefer with bones)
  • Chopped Gongura leaves - 3 cups, loosely packed
  • Chopped onions - 1 cup
  • Ginger/Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • G.chillies - 3
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Chopped tomatoes - 1 cup
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Corriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Corriander leaves - a hand full.


  • Remove the gongura leaves from the stem, wash under running water. Chop them roughly.
  • Heat a pan. Add the Gongura leaves and g.chillies. Sprinkle some water, cover and cook in low heat for a few mins.  Cool and make this to a paste using blender.
  • Meanwhile wash the mutton thoroughly and chop into small pieces. 
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed vessel, season with Cinnamon and cloves. Once they pop, add chopped onions and fry for a few mins.
  • Add ginger/garlic paste and fry for a min.
  • Add the mutton and mix well.
  • Add turmeric, chilli powder, corriander powder, garam masala and salt. Mix the mutton well until the spices are coated well. 
  • Add tomatoes and fry for a few mins.
  • Transfer this mixture to a pressure cooker. Add the gongura/g.chillies paste and 1 cup water. Cover and cook until the mutton is fully cooked. This may take 8 - 9 whistles depending on your pressure cooker.
  • When done, open the pressure cooker, mix well and cook the mutton in high heat until all the water is evaporated and it becomes thick. 
  • Finally add chopped corriander leaves and mix well.

Goes well with hot rice and any type of curry. As the picture shows, I enjoyed it with Sambar :)


Sanjeev P said...

Looks so YUMMY ....

Sujatha said...

Thanks Sanjeev :) Let me know how it came out!