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June 07, 2015

Spicy Gongura Chicken Fry (Spicy Red Sorrel Chicken Fry)

Preparing Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min

Cuisine: South Indian (Andhra)
Yay..! delicious recipe I would say. Taste of the curry depends on the sourness of the sorrel leaves. This is a kind of recipe which comes into our mind when we think of authentic dishes.

The sourness and the rich texture the sorrel leaves give to this recipe , is a great plus in addition to the spiciness of different masalas added.This is such a easy recipe which is packed up with all delicacies in it which is a must try .

Chicken 1 lb
Chopped Onions 1 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Chilly powder 1  tsp
Salt to taste
Red Sorrel leaves (Gongura) 1/2 cup
Cashew paste 2 tsp
Green Chilies 3
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Cloves 4
Cardamom pods 2
Cinnamon 1/2
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp

Step 1: Clean gongura under running tap. Wash and rinse  several times  , and let sit in a colander to drain any excess water .
Step 2: In a pan saute the leaves and chilies with  oil. Let cool down , then blend it to a fine paste.

Step 3: Take another pan, add cumin seeds when they start to brown ,add onions , fry  until brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute well until it looses raw smell.

Step 4: Add chicken and fry well at high temperature.

Step 5: Toss in turmeric, salt, chilly powder and mix well.

Step 6: Pour enough water and let it cook for few minutes or until chicken pieces start tenderize .
Step 7: Add the gongura paste, garam masala and cook it for another few minutes.
Step 8: Finally pour in the  cashew paste  to give the chicken extra rich  taste and texture and fry this well until it oozes oil.

Finally sprinkle some pepper and serve it with your favorite dish.

Chef's Note:

  • If you are out of cashew nuts you can use poppy seed which gives the same creamy texture.

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