Tuesday, January 24, 2012

#1 : Green Allam Pachadi ~ Ginger Chutney

"Allam" in Telugu Stands for Ginger . The tang/spice of the ginger and the sweetness of the jaggery coupled with hot green chillies gives this dish a very unique flavor . Oh did I say dipping it with fluffy soft idlis can transport you to heaven ? Seriously :-) If I were to choose one accompaniment to Iddli , Dosa or Vada this Allam Pachadi will be it .

  • 2 3-inch pieces of Ginger peeled and chopped
  • 12 small Green chilies
  • 2 hand fulls of Cilantro leaves (roots removed )
  • 4 tsp-Jaggery grated
  • 1 small lime sized ball of Tamrind ( Soaked in hot water)
  • Salt
      For Tempering :
  • 1 tsp Oil 
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 2 Dried Red Chillis
  • 1/8 tsp - Asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp - Fenugreek powder
  1. Dry grind the ginger and green chilies  together  with  some salt 
  2. Add in the tamarind juice extract , cilantro , jaggery and 1/4 cup water and grind again to a fine paste
  3. For tempering -Heat the oil , add the mustard seeds , let them splutter . To it add the red chillies, asafoetida and  fenugreek powder and fry for a minute . Add this to the ground pachadi 
  4. Serve with hot iddlis


  1. Wow!
    thinking of learning how to cook.
    found an awesom blog..
    wil start wit ur first post form today...

    thanks a lot... :-)

  2. i did not understand wats?

    Fenugreek powder

    Pls do tel me wat dey are cald in telugu...

    i must get dem from market na..