Instant Pot Ambadichi Bhaji (अंबाडीची भाजी)| Instant Pot Gongura Curry | Sour Greens Curry

How to Make Ambadichi Bhaji in the Instant Pot

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          A Maharashtrian special and the season’s most favorite green leafy vegetable, Ambadichi Bhaji. Easy to make, one-pot side dish for Indian Flatbread(Bhakri/Chapati), rice, and yes so flavourful!

Prepared this delicious with the goodness of sorel greens leaves, green chilies, garlic, lentils, nuts, and some Indian spices. Served ambadichi bhaji with Bajrichi Bhakri, steamed white rice, and my favorite condiment Peanut Thecha. This menu is a perfect blend of Maharashtrian flavors with the healthiest twist. Ambadi is rich in folic acid and iron and ambadi helps to improve immunity, helps in digestion. 

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Ambadi is also known as Sorrel leaves or Sour Greens or Gongura leaves; it is one of the nutritious green leafy vegetables. Gongura or sorrel leaves are an enduring leaf that has many culinary and medicinal uses. It has a distinctive sour taste which makes this vegetable tangier to your taste buds. The addition of jaggery balances the sourness of the gongura perfectly. It's a regular lunch or dinner combination in Maharashtra. Ambadi is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are beneficial to your overall health. Try this tasty, delicious ambadichi bhaji in Maharashtrian style!

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Preparation Time: 10 Minutes;  Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Each Serving of Ambadichi Bhaji Contains 143 Calories.


  • Ambadichi Bhaji / Sorel Greens / Gongura 1 Bunch
  • Moong Dal 3 Tbsp
  • Toor Dal(Split Pigeon Peas) 3 Tbsp
  • Peanuts 3 Tbsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Garlic 6 cloves, crushed
  • Green chilies 5 strips
  • Coriander stems 2 Tbsp
  • Red chili powder 1 Tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 Tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Jaggery 1 Tsp
  • Veg. oil 2 tsp
  • Water as needed

  • Pluck the leaves from the ambadi. 
  • Wash thoroughly and chop them.
  • Wash the moong dal, toor dal, peanuts, and drain the water.
  • Using a mortar pestle crush green chilies, coriander stems, and cumin seeds together and keep them ready.

To Cook Ambadi in the Instant Pot:

  • In a pan add chopped ambadi leaves and water 2 cups
  • In another pan add moong dal, toordal, peanuts, and water 1 cup.
  • Use PIP(Pot in Pot method) and stack the pan(refer to video).
  • Pour 2 cups of water into the insert of the instant pot and place the pans with the trivet.
  • Close the lid of the instant pot and place the vent in the sealing position.
  • Pressure Cook on Manual Mode(Hi) for 5 minutes.
  • Quick-release the pressure and then open the lid.
  • Take the pot out and drain the excess water from the ambadi and keep it aside.

To Make Ambadichi Bhaji:

  • In a pan heat oil and splutter the cumin seeds.
  • Add the garlic cloves and green chilies.
  • Now, add the cooked ambadi and saute for a minute or two.
  • Add cooked dal and peanuts and mix well.
  • Add turmeric, red chili powder, salt, jaggery, and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the water to get the required consistency (usually this is made to a dal like consistency which can be eaten with rice)
  • Cook for a few minutes more.
  • Serve hot with Bajra Bhakri or steamed white rice (with a dollop of ghee) and Peanut Thecha. Enjoy!!!


  • Cook the ambadi along with the peanuts and lentils in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles.
  • The addition of jaggery balances the sourness of the gongura perfectly.

Health Benefits of Ambadichi Bhaji / Gongura Stir Fry:

  • Ambaadi is a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are beneficial to your overall health.
  • It is a great choice for low-calorie and low-fat diets and also a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein.
  • Digestion: Dietary fiber adds bulk to food as it moves through the digestive system, improving your gastrointestinal health and reducing conditions like constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and cramping, as well as other gastrointestinal issues.
  • Heart: Dietary fiber can also help reduce total cholesterol in the body, thereby protecting heart health, and reducing the chances of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.
  • Lowered blood pressure reduces the chances of dangerous blood clotting and excessive strain on the heart that can lead to coronary heart disease and other complications.
  • Eyes: Vitamin A, another essential vitamin found in sorrel, has been closely connected to the improvement in eyesight and a reduction of macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Iron in Gongura boosts red blood cell production and prevents anemia.
  • Increased circulation boosts oxygen levels throughout the body in the vital organs, boosts hair growth, increases energy levels, and speeds up the healing process.
  • It helps to strengthen and boosts Immunity.
  • Stimulate urination and cleans kidneys and improves conditions of diabetes.

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 142 calories, along with 15.6 g carbohydrates, 7 g fats, and 7.2 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.

Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat Ambadichi Bhaji for lunch, brunch, or for dinner.

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