Gongura Mutton

Gongura Mutton

Gongura Mamsam Recipe

Preparation: 40 mts

Serves 5-6 persons

Cuisine: Andhra


  • 1 kg mutton, washed and drained
  • 2 cups packed freshly picked, washed red sorrel leaves
  • 4 medium sized onions, finely chopped
  • 2-4 green chillis, slit (adjust)
  • 1 tbsp coriander pwd
  • 1 tsp cumin pwd
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil


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

Garam Masala Pwd:

  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 1/2″ cinnamon
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 2 star anise/anaas puvu/biryani puvvu
  • 1 tbsp khus-khus pwd


  1. Marinate mutton pieces in curd, salt, turmeric pwd, chilli pwd, ginger garlic paste and lemon juice and keep aside for half an hour. Pressure cook till the mutton is half cooked.
  2. Lightly dry roast the spices under ‘garam masala pwd’ for 3-4 mts and cool. Grind the spices to make a powder. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add the onions and green chillis and saute till transparent.
  4. Add the sauted onions to the pressure cooked mutton pieces and cook on high heat for 2-3 mts. Add coriander pwd, cumin pwd and garam masala pwd and combine well. Add a cup of water and adjust salt. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and cook for another 10-12 mts.
  5. Add the washed gongura leaves by roughing tearing them and combine well. Place the lid and cook till the mutton has turned soft and the leaves have blended well with the mutton masala base.
  6. Serve hot with white rice or rotis.



  • Note: The cooking time will depend on the quality of mutton used. If its tough meat, it takes longer to cook.