Gongura Paneer Curry – Red Sorrel Paneer Curry
This Vegetarian curry is easy to make, utilizing red sorrel leaves and all its health benefits.
How do you shop at foreign markets? Do you go with a list of ingredients based on a recipe you want to make and stick firmly to the list? Do you also wander around and all the different ingredients and also pick up a few things that strike your fancy? Are you adventurous and get some different ingredients without knowing what it is or what you are going to do with it when you leave the market?
I’m in the second category. Sure I will have a list of ingredients, but I also slowly wander the store aisle by aisle looking for interesting things for me to try, especially if it is the first time I am visiting the market.
This is how I discovered gongura. This was a long way back in my Indian cooking journey and every time I would go to the Indian market I would pick a new vegetable to try, not exactly knowing what it was.
So I picked up gongura and it took a lot of research to figure out what it was. Back then, the internet wasn’t full of so much information of these Indian vegetables.
I finally figured out that it was red sorrel leaves. Closely related to amaranth, these green leaves are full of so many health benefits.
Red Sorrel Health Benefits
Rich in Vitamin C & Vitamin B12, Iron, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorous and Protein.
Why You Should Eat More Gongura (Red Sorrel)
- controls Anemia
- helps in Weight Loss
- boosts Energy
- controls Blood Pressure
- strengthens Bones
- boosts Immune System
- heals Wounds
- healthy Hair
- helps Renal Health
- aids Digestive System
- controls Hypertension
- helps Insomnia
- Detoxifies the body
This flavorful curry starts off with a delicious spiced coconut masala.
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE GONGURA PANEER CURRY
It’s like a different twist to Saag Paneer. Unlike most of my recipes, this is not a traditional recipe from any one part of India, but one of my own creation. With the coconut masala used, I would say it’s more in the style of South Indian cooking.
Before we get to today’s recipe, you might want to try this Gongura Shrimp Curry for the seafood lovers here!