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Gunda kairy sabzi

Gunda or bird lime is available in April-May in India

Recipe by Divya of Valsad, IN

taste is like pickle,little sour, can be served with khichdi or dal chaval

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 500 gm gunda
    • 1 cup raw mango roughly chopped
    • 3 tbsp. oil
    • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
    • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
    • 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seed pwd
    • 1/4 tsp. turmerick pwd
    • 2 tsp red chili powder
    • 2 tsp dry pickle powder (optional)
    • salt to taste


    1. Wash and dry gunda 
    2. Make a slit on gunda and remove seed with back of a spoon.Dip the back of the spoon in salt, it will cut down the stickiness of gunda.
    3. Now chop each gunda in 3-4pieces 
    4. Heat oil in a non stick pan.Add mustard seeds,after splutter add asafoetida and fenugreek pwd.Add gunda and cook on medium flame for 1 min keeping it open.
    5. Add turmeric pwd + red chilli pwd + little salt.(gunda has some salt in it when we removed seed)
    6. Now cover and cook it on low flame
    7. After abt.5 min add mango pieces and 1 tb.sp. water
    8. Cover and cook till gunda become soft 
    9. Add pickle pwd and mix well 
    10. Take out in a serving bowl and allow it to cool.
    11. Never serve hot as it is sticky.
    12. Can be stored in fridge for a week.


    seema parwani

    hi u can add some green chillies also....



    Thank you Christy.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Divya!,love to try this recipe soon.this seems a delicious pickle(thokku).