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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Chinta Chiguru Mamsam (Tender tamarind leaves with Mutton

I love summer for few things which we get only during or beginning  of the summer.Apart from mangoes,munjulu,gongura we get chinta chiguru (tender tamarind leaves).Got back my childhood memories when i saw chinta chiguru at weekly market here.My school was in the middle of a big campus which had so many trees like mangoes,guave,tamarind etc..When we went for our report card we used to pluck these leaves and eat it raw.We used to jump high to pluck the tamarind leaves from the trees.It was such a bliss to eat it fresh and raw.No need of washing just we used to pluck it and eat it

I love the tangy and sour taste of the leaves.This week market i brought the leaves and made mutton curry with it.Here goes the recipe:-


Mutton 500gms
Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Chinta chiguru (tender tamarind leaves) 1/ 2cup (can increase based on your taste buds,want more tangyness then add more)
Onions 2 chopped
Green chillies 2 chopped
Clove 1
Cinnamon 1
Red chilly powder 1 tbsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Garam masala powder 1 tbsp
Salt a pinch


In a pressure cooker take mutton,ginger garlic paste,turmeric powder and salt.Mix well add 1 small glass of water and pressure cook until mutton is tender and soft.

In a another pan take oil.Add clove and cinnamon.

Then add onion and green chillies.Saute until onion change colour.Add chinta chiguru and salt.

Cover and let the leaves cook in its water.

Leaves get cooked in 5-7 minutes and they change colour into dark green.

Now add the cooked mutton,red chilly powder and garam masala powder along with water in which the mutton is cooked.If there is not much water left in the cooker then add a 1/2 glass of water.

Mix well and let the curry get cooked for 10 minutes.

Serve hot with rice.


  1. Never tried tender tamarind leaves in my cooking..yummy mutton curry..

  2. Wowo i have never had a dish with tamarind leaves and this dish looks so so yumm.

  3. ymmmyyy... I love gongura mamsam, and I guess this tastes almost same!! Looks very delicious!

  4. I never found these leaves in Bangalore....this is one of my very favorite recipe....looks drool worthy.....carving for this right now.....

  5. Wow..that's a new recipe..looks yumm..very innovative

  6. One of my favorite dish,looks so delicious n yummy.


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