Gongura Mutton Curry Andhra Style Recipe

Gongura Mutton

Gongura mutton is an authentic recipe from Andra Pradesh. This is one of the popular and traditional recipes of Andra Cuisine. There are different dishes one can make with mutton like Mutton curry, Mutton biryani, Mutton Keema. But this recipe has its distinctive flavor because of the Gongura leaves. Gongura leaves are called sorrel leaves in English. You can find this lip-smacking dish on the menu of all South Indian restaurants. The sourness of the Gongura leaves adds a unique flavor to the Mutton curry. If you want to explore the South Indian recipes, This is the must to try. This goes well with the rice, roti, Pulao, and biryani as well.

How to make Gongura mutton Recipe:

To make this recipe, first, take the mutton and add spices like salt, turmeric powder, green chili paste, ginger, and garlic paste, cumin, coriander powder, and oil. After that cook the mutton in the pan. After that heat, the oil in a separate pan and cook the Gongura leaves in the with spices like cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon stick, pepper, red chilis, onions, green chilis, ginger, and garlic paste until they become soft. Then finally, add the cooked mutton to the Gongura leaves and mix well. Cooke for 5 more mins. Serve the Gongura Mutton hot.

know more about ingredients:

Gongura Leaves: These are the star ingredient of this recipe. They are two different kinds Gongura leaves one is red-stemmed and the other is green stemmed. Any kind of Gongura is fine for this recipe. Gongura leaves are rich in iron, so the intake of Gongura can prevent anemia. Not only that Gongura leaves are high in fiber, so they help with digestion. In addition to that, they are a good source of Vitamin A and C.

Mutton: This is the main ingredient of this recipe. You can use the mutton with bone or boneless. Cook the mutton in the pressure cooker if you are making in large quantities. Basically Mutton is the red meat, which is rich iron than chicken. Moreover, Lamb meat is a high source of protein and vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B12, Selenium, zinc, and phosphorus. On the other hand, the saturated fat levels are higher than beef or fork.

Spices: These are secret behind the tasty Gongura mutton curry. The balance of ingredients is very important for this delicious recipe. Spices like cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, red chilis, green chilis, ginger garlic paste are used in this recipe. Adding more spice can help to reduce the tanginess of Gongura leaves. Adjust the spiciness according to your taste.

Gongura Mutton

Andhra style Gongura Mutton curry Recipe

Course inidan cooking, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Andra style Gongura mutton curry,, gongura mutton curry,, mutton curry,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4


Ingredients for the mutton marination:

  • 500 gms Mutton
  • 2 tbsp Green chili, ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin-coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp oil

Ingredients for the curry;

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardamom
  • 4 peppers
  • 3 red chilis
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 4 green chilis
  • 1 tbsp green chili, ginger, garlic paste
  • 1 bowl Gongura leaves
  • 1/2 cup water adjust
  • 1 tsp salt adjust


Pre preparation:

  • Chop the onions and keep them in a separate bowl.
  • Wash and clean the Gongura leaves with water and drain the water and keep them in a bowl.
  • Make the paste with the green chilis, ginger, and garlic and keep it aside.

Preparation for cooking mutton:

  • First, clean the mutton and take it in a big bowl. Then add the ingredients like green chili paste, ginger and garlic paste, chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin-coriander powder, salt, and oil to the bowl.
  • Then mix the all ingredients well so that the mutton can fully cover with the spices.
  • Then heat the pan and add the mutton to the pan. Cover the lid and cook the mutton on the medium flame.
  • Use the pressure cooker to make the process quick. Cook until the mutton becomes soft. Add water if needed while cooking the mutton.

Preparation of Andra style Gongura mutton curry:

  • Heat the oil in the pan and add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, pepper, red chilis, and chopped onions and green chilis to the pan.
  • Saute them until the onions become soft and then add the green chili, ginger and garlic paste to the pan. Give it a stir. Fry the paste until the raw flavor is gone.
  • Then add the cleaned Gongura leaves to the pan and cover the lid and cook. Stir in between. Cook until the Gongura leaves wilt off.
  • After that add the cooked mutton to the pan and mix well with the Gongura. Now pour water and add salt. Give it a mix.
  • Then cover the lid and cook for 5 mins or else until the desired consistency and check the seasoning. Add more salt if needed.
  • Turn off the stove. Serve the hot Gongura mutton with rice, roti or Pulao.

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Similar Recipes like Gongura Mutton:

Gongura Pappu: This is the easy, healthy, and yummy recipe that belongs to Andra cuisine. Pappu means lentils and Gongura means sorrel leaves. To make this Gongura Pappu, first, clean the lentils and Gongura leaves and keep them separately. After that Take a pressure cooker and add lentils, Gongura leaves, chopped onions, and green chilis. Cook for 3 to 4 whistles or else until they cooked properly. After that take a pan and oil to the pan. When the oil is hot enough add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilis, and ginger. Fry until the cumins start splattering. Then add the Gongura Pappu to the pan and mix well. Then add the salt and turmeric powder to the Pappu and give it a stir. Cook for 5 mins and turn off the stove.

Mutton Curry: To make this mutton curry, first marinate the mutton with salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, ginger-garlic paste for a minimum of 2 hrs. After that heat, the oil in the pan and when the oil is hot enough add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped onions, and green chilis. Saute them until the onions turn golden brown. Then add the spices like cinnamon stick, cardamom, bay leaf to the pan and fry them until they turn aromatic. Then add the marinated mutton to the mutton and add salt and garam masala to the mutton. Give it a stir and cover the lid and cook. Add more water if needed. Cook the mutton until it becomes soft and tender. Using a pressure cooker makes this process quick. Add chopped coriander leaves on the top before turning off the stove. Serve this Mutton curry with plain rice or roti or chapati.

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