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Rajasthani Gunda Kairi Ki Sabzi

Tangy Delicious Gum Berry and Raw Mango stir Fry / Lasoda Sabzi
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Lunch box Recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: Rajasthani cuisine, Uttar Pradesh Cuisine
Keyword: gum berry, gunda, GUNDA KAIRI KI SABZI, Gunda sabzi, kairi, labheda, lasoda, lesua, lesva, nisoda, no onion and garlic
Servings: 5 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1/2 kg Gunda/ Lasoda / Nisoda
  • 1 cup Raw Mango / Kachcha Aam
  • 1.5 tbsp Roasted Fennel Powder/ Bhuni Saunf
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1.5 tbsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • to taste Salt / Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder

Tempering/ Tadka

  • 5 tbsp Mustard Oil / Sarso ka tel
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds / Saunf
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder


  • First of all wash all gundas and then remove them from the stems, try to keep the caps intact.
  • Boil enough water in a big pan and add all the gunda's in the boiling water.
  • Boil till done i.e when you press it it should open up from the center.
  • Now let it cool down completely and then take out the seeds by gently pressing.
  • You can dip your fingers in some oil or salt to easily remove the seeds OR use a small spoon to remove the seeds.
  • Wash and chop the raw mangoes in small pieces. or you can grate it
  • Heat oil in a pan and add fennel seeds in medium hot oil
  • When the seeds start crackling then add asafoetida and turmeric powder.
  • Now add the chopped raw mango pieces and a pinch of salt, Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for a minute, or cook till it become soft.
  • Now add the Gunda's and salt and saute for 2 minutes on high heat.
  • Add all the dried spice powders and saute on medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Cover with the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Keep stirring 2-3 times in between so it will stick or burn at the bottom.
  • Your Gunda Kairi ki sabzi is ready to serve now.
  • Enjoy with paratha. poori, roti or daal cahwal combo.
  • It stays well for 2 days at room temperature and for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.