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Ambada Mutton

Sour leafy vegetable with mutton

Recipe by Vandana of

Tasty,sour and hot curry. A speciality of Andhra

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    • ½ Kg Mutton (or Lamb)
    • 400 gms Ambada leaves
    • ½ cup Chana dal
    • 3 tbsp. Oil
    • 4 green chillies
    • 2 Onions
    • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
    • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
    • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
    • Salt according to taste


    Ambada is a sour-tasting leaf that goes into either ‘dal’ or is converted into a ‘chutney’. In Andhra it is popularly known as Gongura.

    1. Wash/clean ambada leaves and boil them with little water in a medium size vessel.
    2. Add green chillies and little salt.
    3. After 5 minutes remove them and let it cool. After they are cold grind and keep aside.
    4. Wash mutton. Take a vessel and place choped onion, mutton, ginger garlic paste, soaked chana dal (without water), red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, oiland mix well with hands and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
    5. Cook mutton with lid and after it becomes tender, add the ambada paste and cook until curry separates from the oil.
    6. Serve hot.



    Hi, Can you please tell me what are Ambada leaves? Many thanks