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Dominos ' mutton gonghura pizza' looked interesting on the ' Pizza in Indian life ' thread, so I googled for mutton gongura and come up with some recipes.

They all call for gonghura leaves which I know nothing about.

Can the pundits enlighten me please? What are these, what kind of a taste or texture do they add to a dish and where can one find them ?

Thanks all

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Dominos ' mutton gonghura pizza' looked interesting on the ' Pizza in Indian life ' thread, so I googled for mutton gongura and come up with some recipes.

They all call for gonghura leaves which I know nothing about.

Can the pundits enlighten me please? What are these, what kind of a taste or texture do they add to a dish and where can one find them ?

Thanks all

Gongura: HIBISCUS CANNABINUS is the scintific term. It is a sour leaf, some times available in Indian stores. Katta dal tastes with these leaves is very good.

I have Gongura mamsam (Lamb) on my menu, which is quite a hit. It is typical South Indian.

Note: Just as a suggestion if you can't get your hands on the fresh leaves, try buying "Priya" gongura pickle and add it to your favorite dal or meat.

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i find gongura leaves at oriental markets very easily, they are usually labeled as sour leaves.

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Gongura leaves are available in my regular grocery store under the label "sorrel leaves" .They are very sour and hence an automatic match with anything hot and spicy.They cook down quite a bit but the taste is quite sharp.

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