Gunda-Methi ki Sabzi

Another special, seasonal and authentic Rajasthani vegetable is Glue Berry/Cordia/ Lasode/ BirdLime or commonly known as 'Gunda ki Sabzi ' ( गून्दा की सब्ज़ी )


Fresh Gundas are available during summer season at most of the Vegetable markets in Rajasthan and many Indian Grocery Stores in United States. I personally bought fresh Goondas from "Patel Cash and Carry" while living in New Jersey and from "Laxmi Palace" while living in Richmond, VA.



Gunda is a kind of wild berry with a very sticky seed inside, that needs to be removed. These can be boiled and de-seeded OR else, Gundas can be cut by hitting a pestle on the gunda and splitting it halfway and then removing the seed using a pairing knife dipped in Salt Water. Salt helps to remove the stickiness so after cutting a few gundas, just dip your fingers in salt and rub them together before rinsing them under water. (You can use gloves while cutting the gundas)







Although Gunda/ Cordia is a very sticky vegetable. Its stickiness disappears while cooking on a slow flame for a long time. It can be made in a large amount and kept in the refrigerator. It can be then reheated and consumed within a week.


For the detailed Recipe of this Authentic Rajasthani Vegetable, please visit :

www.thecolorsofrajasthan.com








Anshu Bhatnagar

20 comments:

  1. That's cool...green-green goondas

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  2. Omg, super tempting gundas..

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  3. Tempting...will surely look for gundas in Patels

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  4. First time on your space..this is a new recipe for me..never tasted it.looks interesting.
    I will not be able to find these in Brazil.
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  5. Lovely pictures of a lovely recipe. My favorite too

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  11. something new to me & interesting one,Anshu..
    Happy to be join your space back..:-)
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  12. An amazing ingredient. I know more than the average Westerner about Indian, but I've never heard nor seen these. As typical, I am very intrigued and will go seek them out next time I'm in my Indian market.

    A jaw-dropping recipe.

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  13. Looks really lovely and delicious

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  14. Thankyou for visiting my blog.
    This sounds amazing Anshu; this is the same berry that is used for pickles right?

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  15. Thanks Everyone.
    @ Shri, its the same berry used for pickles.

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  16. wow this is new to me, thank you for visiting my blog, If I could get hold of this subzi, I would definitely want to try this out.., thanks for visiting me, I learnt something new today. looks so delicious

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  18. hi,
    thanks for this wonderfully explained recipie...would u pls share what would be the recipie for making "kala goonda pickle" ???

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