Gundruk ko Anchar

Gundruk ko Anchar

By Food E Fare

Gundruk ko Achar" refers to a traditional Nepali condiment or side dish made with gundruk, a fermented leafy green vegetable, and various spices. Gundruk is typically made from leafy greens like mustard greens, turnip greens, radish leaves, or cauliflower leaves. The leaves are collected, chopped, and fermented to produce gundruk, which is then used to make achar (pickle or relish). Here's a basic recipe for making Gundruk ko Achar:


  • Gundruk (fermented leafy greens), chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • Garlic, minced
  • Ginger, minced
  • Green chilies, finely chopped
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Onions, finely sliced
  • Turmeric powder
  • Red chili powder
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Mustard seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped (optional)


Prepare Gundruk:

If you're starting with dried gundruk, soak it in water for a few hours until it becomes soft. Squeeze out excess water and chop the gundruk.

Prepare the Spice Mix:

In a small bowl, mix turmeric powder, red chili powder, fenugreek seeds, and mustard seeds. Set aside.

Heat Oil:

Heat vegetable oil in a pan or skillet over medium heat.

Sauté Aromatics:

Add minced garlic, minced ginger, and chopped green chilies to the hot oil. Sauté until the garlic turns golden brown and the mixture becomes aromatic.

Add Spice Mix:

Add the prepared spice mix to the sautéed aromatics. Stir well to combine.

Add Tomatoes and Onions:

Add chopped tomatoes and sliced onions to the spice mixture. Cook until the tomatoes and onions are softened.

Incorporate Gundruk:

Add the chopped gundruk to the pan. Mix well, ensuring that the gundruk is coated with the spice and tomato mixture.

Season with Salt:

Season the gundruk ko achar with salt to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

Finish and Garnish:

Continue to cook for a few more minutes until the flavors meld. If desired, garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.


Gundruk ko Achar can be served as a side dish or condiment alongside rice, dal (lentil soup), or other main dishes.

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