Crispy Gongura Fritters Recipe – A Delicious and Tangy Delight





The wonderful South Indian delicacy known as gongura fritters, often referred to as sorrel leaves fritters, mixes the distinct flavors of sour gongura leaves with a crispy outer coating.

These fritters are the ideal option for a speedy and delectable snack because they are not only delicious but also simple to create.

In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make these delectable gongura fritters using basic ingredients that will surely have your taste buds begging for more.

Ingredients for Gongura Fritters:

  • 100g fresh gongura leaves
  • A pinch of haldi (turmeric) powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/3 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 150g rice powder or rice paste
  • Water, as needed
  • Cooking oil, for frying

Step-by-Step for Gongura Fritters:

Step 1: Preparing the Gongura Leaves

Preparing the Gongura Leaves Begin by cleaning and washing the gongura leaves thoroughly.

Ensure that the leaves are free from any dirt or impurities.

Pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.

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Step 2: Mixing the Rice Paste

In a mixing bowl, take 150g of rice powder or rice paste.

Add a pinch of haldi powder, 1/3 teaspoon of red chilli powder, and salt to taste.

Gradually add water to the mixture while stirring to achieve a thick and smooth consistency.

The batter should coat the back of a spoon without dripping excessively.

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Step 3: Frying the Gongura Fritters

  • Heat about 1/2 cup of cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Take a gongura leaf and dip it into the rice paste mixture, ensuring it is coated evenly on both sides.

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  • Carefully place the coated gongura leaf into the hot oil. Repeat the process with a few more leaves, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan.
  • Fry the gongura leaves for about 3  minutes on one side until they turn crispy and golden brown.

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  • Gently flip the leaves using tongs and fry the other side until it achieves the same crispy texture.
  • Once fried, remove the gongura fritters from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • Repeat the dipping and frying process with the remaining gongura leaves, ensuring to maintain the oil temperature and not to rush the frying process.

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Step 4: Serving the Gongura Fritters

Serve the crispy gongura fritters hot and fresh. They can be enjoyed as a standalone snack or paired with steamed rice and a variety of chutneys for a delightful meal.

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More Gongura Recipe:

Gongura Chutney

A delicious treat, gongura fritters combine the acidic flavor of gongura leaves with the pleasant crunch of a well cooked coating.

You can make these delectable fritters in the comfort of your own home by using this simple recipe.

The distinct flavor and enticing texture of gongura fritters make them the perfect teatime snack or party starter.

Make them right away to enjoy a taste explosion that will leave you wanting more.


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