Thursday, 14 May 2015

Ginger Chutney | Allam Pachadi | Andhra Chutney Recipes

Almost all the South Indian breakfasts are incomplete without Allam pachadi or Ginger Chutney one of the most delicious companion. This Andhra chutney recipe is a great side dish chutney for dosa, idly, pesarattu, upma, wada and other dishes that tingles your senses. This chutney has a peculiar blend of different tastes like sweet , sour and hot in perfect proportions. The amalgam of taste makes it so lovable among all the age groups.

Video on How to Make Ginger Chutney:

Allam Pachadi Ingredients:

  • Chopped Ginger (Allam) - 1 Cup
  • Sesame Seeds (Til / Nuvvulu) - 1/4 Cup
  • Bengal Gram (Senaga Pappu) - 1/2 cup
  • Urad Dal (Minapa Pappu) - 1/4 cup
  • Corriander Seeds (Dhaniya) - 1 tsp
  • Cummin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 tsp
  • Red whole chillies - 8 - 10
  • Tamarind - the size of a gooseberry
  • Sugar or Jaggery - as per taste
  • Salt to taste

Allam Chutney or Ginger Chutney Ingredients

Cooking Directions for How To Make Allam Pachadi:

  1.  In a frying pan, heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil under low flame.
  2.  Add the pulses one after the other and fry them for a couple of minutes under low flame.
  3. Add the spices (dhaniya, jeera and til) and fry for some time. 
  4. Add Red Chillies and tamarind as well. 
  5. After the ingredients are fried for a while, transfer them to a plate and let them cool. 
  6. Meanwhile add a tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry chopped ginger for a couple of minutes. (Frying them separately is necessary because the time required for ginger to be cooked is little more from that of the other ingredients).
    Allam Chutney Ingredients
  7. Transfer all the fried ingredients into a mixer and grind them to paste adding required water, sugar and salt to taste. Make sure to add sugar in the last while grinding else it will not get ground well.

    Allam Chutney

     Scintillating dish is ready. Serve it with hot and crisp dosa, idly, medu wada, pesarattu or upma. 

Variations to Prepare Allam Chutney:

Though the above mentioned are the prime ingredients of recipe for ginger chutney, optionally one can also use jaggery in spite of sugar that adds to its health quotient. 

Health Benefits of Allam Pachadi or Ginger Chutney:

      Allam or Ginger is one of the finest spices used in almost all the Indian dishes considering its medicinal values. Allam or Ginger is considered good for different types of stomach problems like motion sickness, gas, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. 
      Thus, I conclude one of the most healthy ginger recipes.