Allam pachadi recipe-Ginger Chutney, Andhra style is the perfect combo of little sweet, little tangy and little hot with beautiful ginger flavor. How to prepare South Indian Ginger chutney- with step by step pictures.
Allam Chutney is very good to go with Dosa, Idly, Roties or it can be served as a condiment for any appetizers. Traditionally it is served with 'Pesarattu', moong dal dosa.
Apart from its flavor and taste, it has a tremendous amount of medicinal values. This is the foolproof method of maintaining our digestive system.
This ginger chutney is good to be stored in the refrigerator for a week's time.
Though the quantity in this recipe seems to be with lesser quantity, it is good to be served for 2 persons. If you feel that the ginger is too much for you, add little water to dilute the ginger's overpowering flavor.
How to make Allam Pachadi
Remove skin and chop the ginger. Shave jaggery if it is in the form of big blocks. Other than this you need green chilies, tamarind, fenugreek seeds, and salt.
Grind all the ingredients like ginger, green chili, red chili, tamarind, jaggery, fenugreek seeds, and salt. Add little water at a time to obtain a chutney consistency.
Heat pan in medium flame, add a tsp of cooking oil(preferably gingelly oil). When the oil heats up, add mustard seeds followed by Urad dal. Wait till the mustard splutters.
Add ground raw ginger chutney to the pan.
Cook it in simmer to the medium flame by stirring it occasionally.
Continue to stir it till oil gets separated from the chutney and reaches a little thicker consistency. Remove it from the fire.
Serve with Pesarattu, Dosa, Idly or as a condiment for the appetizers.
allam pachadi recipe
Ingredients for grinding
- 50 grams ginger peeled and chopped
- 1 green chili / Serrano pepper
- 1 red chili optional
- 1 lemon size tamarind
- 2 tbsp jaggery
- 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup water
Ingredients for seasoning
- 1 tsp sesame oil or vegetble or canola oil
- 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp urad dal /skinless black gram
- To the blender jar add ginger, green chili, red chili, tamarind, jaggery, fenugreek seeds, salt, and water.
- Heat pan in medium heat, add a tsp of sesame oil.
- When the oil heats up, add mustard seeds followed by Urad dal. Wait till the mustard splutters.
- Add ground raw ginger chutney to the pan.
- Cook it in simmer to medium flame by stirring it occasionally.
- Continue to stir it till oil gets separated from the chutney and reaches little thicker consistency. Remove it from the fire.
Serving Suggestions For Allam Pachadi:
1. The authentic way to be served with pesarattu.
2. It is best to be served with Idly, Dosa, Chapathi.
Tips and Variations for Allam Pachadi:
1. Add more jaggery for the small children.
2. Increase or decrease the chilies from the recipe according to your choice.