When one talks of Andhra food, the first thing they would say, â€˜Spicyâ€™. Honestly, its not as spicy as its made out to be. But then if they were to eat Gongura Mamsam, I will have to agree that its â€™spicyâ€™ indeed! An authentic Andhra non-vegetarian meal is incomplete without Gongura Mamsam, an absolutely delectable, mouth-watering dish.
Winter begs for hot spicy food and so itâ€™s Gongura Mutton at our home. With fresh sorrel leaves available in abundance at our local rythu bazaar, I bought a few bunches to prepare this traditional dish. Mutton is cooked in a spicy masala base with sour red sorrel leaves enriching the flavor of mutton, giving it a distinctive fiery tangy taste and an aroma that is a delight to the senses. A delicacy prepared in most homes on Kanuma, the third day of our traditional harvest festival, Sankranti.