Although Gunda 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. This Rajasthani dry delicacy lasts for several days even without refrigeration and tastes more if consumed a day or few hours after cooking.
Health Benefits of Gunda
Gunda is a kind of wild berry with a very sticky seed inside that needs to be removed. Gunda is also known as "Fragrant Manjack", "Gumberry", "Labeda", "Lasora", "Indian Cherry", "Bird Lime", "Clammy Berries" or "Cordia Dichotoma".
The ripe fruit is full of vitamins and used to help indigestion. The bark and roots are also very effective against cough, cold and various other common ailments connected with indigestion and throat problems. It has anti-diabetic properties and it is used for treatment for delaying effects of aging on skin.
1. Heat the water in a deep saucepan.
2. Add Gunda and cook till soft.
3. Drain and wash under cold water.
4. Then, take out the seed from it with the help of knife.
5. Now for the stuffing, add raw mango, green chilli, split mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin seed powder and salt. Mix well in a bowl.
6. Stuff this masala into Gunda.
7. Now, heat the oil in a pan.
8. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.
9. After they crackle, add pinch of asafoetida and add stuffed Gunda and sauté it slowly and cook for 1-2 minutes.
10. Serve hot with Chapati or store in a glass jar and serve as pickle.
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