Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Gunde ki Subzi / Bird lime Stir fry

This Subzi is easy to make and tastes delicious. Gunda is also known as Fragrant Manjack, Gumberry, Labeda, Lasora, Indian Cherry, Bird Lime, Clammy Berries or Cordia Dichotoma.

Health benefits:
The ripe fruit is full of vitamins and used to help indigestion. The bark and roots are also very effective against cough, cold and various other ailments connected with indigestion and throat problems. It has anti diabetic properties and it is used for treatment for delaying effects of aging on skin.

Immature gunda (Indian berries) are used as a vegetable and to make pickles after removing the stone and sticky white pulp. The sticky pulp is used to make glue.

Ingredients :
  • 15-20 Gunde (bird lime) 
  • 1 cup water
For Stuffing:
  • 1/2 cup grated raw mango
  • 1 tablespoon split mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon jeera (roasted cumin seeds) powder
  • salt to taste
For Tempering :
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon jeera
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • pinch of asafetida
  1. Heat the water in a deep saucepan. 
  2. Add Gunde and cook till soft. Drain and wash under cold water.
  3. Then, take out the seed from it with the help of knife. If it is getting sticky to your hands, then you can use salt so that it will not stick to your hands.

  4. Now, for the masala, add all the ingredients listed under "for stuffing". Stuff this masala into gunde.

  5. Now, heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and fenugreek seeds. After they crackle, add pinch of asafetida and add stuffed gunde and sauté it slowly and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Serve Hot.

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