Gongura Chutney: A Flavorful and Healthy Condiment

Gongura Chutney: A Flavorful and Healthy Condiment


  • 2 tablespoons Koh Foods Gongura Powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil (preferably sesame oil)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chilies
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp (optional for extra tanginess)
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts or sesame seeds
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Prepare the Tempering:

    • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
    • Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
    • Add cumin seeds and dried red chilies, sauté until fragrant.
  2. Sauté Vegetables:

    • Add chopped onions and garlic.
    • Sauté until the onions turn golden brown.
  3. Add Spices and Gongura Powder:

    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt.
    • Mix well and sauté for a minute.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of Koh Foods Gongura Powder.
    • Mix thoroughly and sauté for 2-3 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  4. Add Tamarind Pulp and Peanuts:

    • If using, add the tamarind pulp and mix well.
    • Add roasted peanuts or sesame seeds for a nutty flavor and texture.
    • Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Blend to a Smooth Chutney:

    • Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
    • Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
    • Add a little water if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  6. Garnish and Serve:

    • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
    • Serve the Gongura Chutney with dosas, idlis, rice, or as a spread for sandwiches.