Gongura Mutton

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Gongura MuttonGongura Mutton: Gongura mutton is a traditional speciality from the south Indian cuisine originating from the states for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The mild tangy taste of red sorrel goes very well with the tender lamb/mutton making this gongura mutton recipe all the more irresistible.

Ingredients for Gongura Mutton:

(serves 5-6):

  • 1 kg chopped mutton, washed and drained
  • 2 cups freshly picked red sorrel leaves, washed and drained
  • 4 medium sized onions, finely chopped
  • 2-4 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water, as required


  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • Juice of small lemon

Garam Masala:

  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 ½ inch cinnamon
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tbsp poppy powder

Method for Gongura Mutton:

  • Mix all the ingredients under the “Marinade” in a bowl to make a wet marinade.
  • Mix the chopped mutton to the wet marinade.
  • Mix well.
  • Let it marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Pressure cook the marinated mutton till half cooked.
  • Keep aside.
  • Dry roast the ingredients under “garam masala” for anout 3-4 minutes.
  • Let the dry roasted spices cool down to the room temperature.
  • Grind the dry roasted spices to make the garam masala powder.
  • Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed deep pan, on medium-low heat.
  • Add in the onions and green chillies.
  • Sauté till the onions turn transparent.
  • Add in the half cooked mutton pieces.
  • Cook on high heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the cumin powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in about a cup of water and season with salt.
  • Bring to boil and simmer it for another 15 minutes.
  • Add in the red sorrel leaves and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till the mutton pieces have softened and the sorrel leaves have well blended with the curry base.
  • Gongura mutton is ready to be served.
  • Serve hot gongura mutton with hot white rice.

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