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Lesua (Gum Berries) Rajasthani Gunda Kairi Ki Sabji

Irrespective of the scorching heat, summer comes with some amazing fruits and vegetables and one of them is lesua. Lesua is a unique berry known for its sticky seed inside. This seasonal vegetable is available only for a few months during the summer and favorite among who enjoy this vegetable. Lesua is often used in various traditional pickles and dishes. Rajasthani gunda kairi ki sabji is summer specialty of Rajasthan now widely used in north part of India too.


Lesua (Gum berries)
Coriander powder
Garam masala powder
Red chili powder
Amchoor powder
Mustard oil
Cumin seeds (for tempering)


Begin by boiling the lesua in salted water until they are tender. Once cooked, drain the water and separate the seeds from the lesua.

Heat mustard oil in a kadai (or any frying pan) over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter. Add the boiled lesua to the kadai and sauté for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle coriander powder, garam masala powder, and red chili powder over the lesua. Stir well to coat the lesua with the spices.

Cook the lesua with the spices for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking. Add amchoor powder and salt to the kadai. Mix well to incorporate the spices evenly. Cook the lesua for another minute to allow the flavors to blend together.

Once the lesua is cooked and coated with spices, remove from heat. Serve the lesua sabji hot with roti or paratha.

We encourage you to try out this delicious lesua sabji and share your feedback with us. If you want to enjoy this seasonal vegetable throughout the years don’t forget to check out our website for authentic lesua pickle.

Happy cooking!

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