Chukkakuura pickle

3 big bunches chukka kura (greens), washed and chopped fine
3-4 green chillis
2 tsps cumin seeds

3-4 garlic cloves
For seasoning:
1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional) 1 tsp split black gram dal (urad dal/minapappu) 1 tsp channa dal (senaga pappu)- optional 1-2 dry red chillis few fresh curry leaves 1 tsp oil

1 Heat one tsp oil in a pan, add green chillis and fry on medium heat for 3-4 mts. Remove from pan and cool. 2 In the same pan, add the chopped greens (drizzle some oil if necessary) and saute for approx 5 mts or till the leaves wilt and rawness disappears. Turn off heat and cool. 3 First grind the cumin seeds, garlic and sauted green chillis till almost coarse. Add this ground mixture and to the stir fried greens along with salt and combine well till it appears like a paste. (you can use your hands) 4 Heat oil in pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Next add the cumin seeds, urad dal and channa dal and let them turn red, followed by the curry leaves and red chillis. Stir for a few seconds and turn off heat. Pour over the chutney and combine. Serve with hot rice, a dollop of ghee and chopped raw onions.

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