Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Allam Pachadi (Ginger Chutney)

Allam Pachadi is a very authentic Andhra recipe. It is a great combination with rice and ghee. It can also be eaten with rotis, idly and dosa. I made this pachadi from the lovely book "Cooking at home with Pedatha". I did some slight variations. I could bring back my grandmother's recipe to life. Thanks to Pedatha:)


1 cup grated ginger
1 big lemon size tamarind
2 tbsp Jaggery
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

1st tempering

1 1/2 tbsp split black gram (husked)
3-4 red chillies
handful of curry leaves
1 tsp asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

2nd tempering

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp split black gram (husked)


In a pan heat ghee and fry the grated ginger for 5 minutes till it is light red in colour. Do not fry too much. There should be some moisture in the ginger. Set aside.
In another pan heat 1 tbsp oil and temper with black gram dal. When it turns golden add mustard. when mustard pops, switch off the flame and add red chillies, asafoetida, turmeric, tamarind and curry leaves. Grind the whole mixture along jaggery, ginger and salt into a coarse paste without adding water.
Heat oil and add 2nd tempering. Garnish the Ground Pachadi with this 2nd tempering. Delicious allam pachadi is ready!


Hari Chandana P said...

Wowwwwwwww.. Allam pachadi chala bagundi.. truly delicious.. thanks for sharing dear !!

Harini said...

hey thats a nice variation of allam chutney!

Pavani said...

I love Allam pachadi, but don't make it often at home. I'm craving for it now. Will try soon.

Priya Suresh said...

Slurpp, very tempting fingerlicking allam pachadi..

Unknown said...

I love andhra style allam pachadi...hmmm...hot rice and allam pachadi...u r tempting me to make it now!!

Kurinji said...

so tempting dear!

KamalKitchen said...

love ginger in any form..and this is must try!


Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Allam pachhadi looks very very delicious,perugannam loki kuda chala bavuntundhi...

Rajani said...

great ecipe just what i ws looking for!

Unknown said...

My favorite chutney to have with adai. Looks delicious.