Gongura Thokku

Gongura/Hibiscus cannabinus/Sorelle leaves is a kind of leaf related to roselle. These leaves can be preserved by preparing pickles/thokku/pachchadi.  A hot favorite among natives of Andhra Pradesh.

Time Required: 15 minutes

Gongura Thokku



2 Bunches Gongura leaves
5 Green Chilies
1tsp Mustard Seeds
4tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Clean Gongura leaves and wash thoroughly.  Dry them on a cloth and grind them with Green Chilies and Salt.  Remove to a bowl and keep aside for a day.  Next day heat Oil and add Mustard Seeds.  Let it cool.  Now add this Oil to the thokku and store in air-tight jars.  Better to store in the refrigerator.

Serve Gongura Thokku with hot rice and ghee.