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Glue Berry(Gunda) Sabji

Gundas also known as Bird Lime/Glue Berry/Cordial/Lasode/Fragrant Manjack. They are usually available in the summer. They are mainly used to prepare pickles but also prepared as vegetables in meal. My mom used to make sabji many times in season but I am at least making one or two times in season because gunda is good for health and has many health benefits. I made with sorghum Flat Bread(Jowar Rotlo) and Garlicky butter milk, Khichadi. It’s simple, healthy, earthy soulful meal for me.


  • Gundas 15-20 pieces
  • Oil 2 Tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds 1 Tsp.
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • Filling Ingredients
  • Bengal Gram flour ½ cup(roasted)
  • Red Chilli Powder 1 Tsp.
  • Coriander powder 1 Tsp.
  • Cumin Powder 1 Tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder ½ Tsp.
  • Coconut fresh or flakes 1 Tbsp.
  • Raw Mango Grated small 1 or 1 Tbsp. Dry mango Powder(aamchur powder)
  • Coriander Leaves ¼ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil ½ Tbsp.
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of brown sugar
  • Water to add when cooking


  1. Wash, dry and destalk gundas, gently break them, with tip of a knife dipped in salt, scoop out seeds and sticky stuff. Keep gundas aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients for the filling, Divide it into two parts. Use one part to fill the gundas. Use the other half, to sprinkle over the gundas.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. As they cracked, add asafoetida and stuffed gundas. Gently toss, sprinkle a 2-3 spoon of water and cover them. Cook for about 10 minutes. Stir in between. Sprinkle little water as needed. Lower the flame.
  4. When gundas are half cooked, sprinkle the half of the filling mixture over them.
  5. Mix well. Cover and cook gundas till tender. Serve hot.

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