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Gongura rice

Andhra style gongura rice recipe made healthy with cooked millet rice. But you can make this recipe using any rice or millet or quinoa.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword foxtail millet gongura rice recipe, Under 30 minutes recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sravanthi


Ingredients to make gongura paste

Ingredients to make gongura rice


  • Cook the millet or rice and cool it completely.
  • Take the roselle leaves, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and green chili in a mixer jar. Grind it into a smooth paste using little water. I used about ¼ cup of water.
  • Now take a pan, heat it, and add oil. Once the oil gets heated add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chili, and peanuts.
  • Let the peanuts fry for couple of minutes and then add urad dal, chana dal. Let all these fry till they turn golden brown.
  • We usually like the crunchy dal and groundnuts, so I take these aside into a bowl and add ground gongura mixture to the remaining oil. This is optional and you can add the mixture to the tadka as well.
  • Add some water (around 2 or 3 tbsp) to the mixer jar, shake it well, and add it to the pan.
  • Let the mixture cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes. Add turmeric powder and salt to this mixture.
  • After cooking for a couple of more minutes, you will see that oil is oozing out of the mixture. Switch off the flame once the oil oozes out.
  • Add cooked millet, tadka, sesame seeds to the gongura mixture, and mix it very well. Adjust salt if required.
  • Gongura rice is ready to serve! This will be a very filling and nutritious breakfast or lunch. You can even have it for dinner.


  • Adjust green chili and red chili according to your spice level.
  • You can use little amount of black pepper powder as well.