A dish from a simple work, which has fed the population for centuries. Whether cold or hot, the soup of Gundruk has been a taste to savor after hard work. A cozy feeling for the stomach as it lies down to rest.
How to Cook Gundruk?
The Ingredients and the process steps for achieving that greatest taste of Nepali culture is listed with a guidance. Even If you have or haven’t heard about it. You will be hooked on to the taste of this classical dish.
Ingredients for Gundruk
- 1 cup or 2 Handful Gundruk
- 1/4 cup Soybeans
- 2 medium-size Onion
- 4 potatoes
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 dry chili
- 2 tsp Garlic/ Ginger paste
- 3 medium-size chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Coriander powder
- Pure Mustard Oil (or any vegetable oil)
- Salt as your taste likes it
Total Time: 23 minutes
Step 1 Frying the Beans
First, put a pan on a heating stove
Put some oil into the medium to the high heating pan.
Now, put some soybeans and fry it until it shows crispness. Keep moving it to see its progress.
After it is fried, take them out into a bowl.
Step 2 Getting Started with the Soup
After the pan has been emptied of beans, put some cumin seeds into the pan and fry it along with red Chili. Almost after 30 secs put the onions and mix it all with the frying oil.
Step 3 Vegetable mix
Now, put the potatoes along with Gundruk, and Spices and fry it all up.
Put salt, Chili powder, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, Tomatoes, and the mixed paste. Mix it as much as you can.
Cover the mixed ingredients for 2- 3 minutes in medium heat.
Step 4 Flour Paste for Thick Soup
While at it, mix some flour with water and make a paste. It helps to make a thick soup out of the Gundruk.
Taking the lid covering off, pour water into the cooking Gundruk with the paste and stir it.
Step 5 Here It Comes
Wait for 10 minutes and the Gundruk with a taste of the heavenly soup is ready to be served.
Before You End This Article
Gundruk can be served with rice or any kind of meal. It is even drunk as a soup to enlighten the taste buds. It can also be made into a pickle with filled-up spices to match its taste.
Gundruk is a food item that can be prepared from Green Vegetables like Mustard leaves with the fermenting process. Drying the Leaves for some days and then crushing them with heavyweights, makes the texture of it.
It can be used as a side dish or soup for a good meal. Its taste makes the food a delightful meal to remember.
The process of consuming Gundruk always makes Nepali, proud of the heritage that they have carried with this taste.