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Monday, April 13, 2015

Ginger Chutney | Allam Pachadi

      Ginger a spicy root that holds lot of medicinal benefits.Ginger is used in Asian cuisines in a variety of ways. Ginger aids digestion and cures nasal congestion,its been used in medicines for its health benefits.
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    Do you know ginger is powerful pain killer like ibuprofen,aspirin.It fights against common respiratory problems by expanding the lungs and loosening up the phlegm.Ginger helps in increasing your immunity.Eat ginger in moderation.In Tamil there is a saying "alavuku minjinal amirthamum nanju" means everything in moderation(even if it is elixir).
     In andhra ginger chutney is called allam pachadi and is made without onions.I added onions to get a good amount of chutney.I usually make ginger chutney along with vendhaya dosai.Ginger chutney can be best accompaniment for  idli,dosa,pesarattu or any breakfast items.Now we will see how to cook ginger chutney.
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                                           Ginger Chutney | Allam Pachadi

ginger chutney3                                    How to make ginger chutney

 Cuisine: Indian  Category:Side dish  Serves:2   Prep time:5 minutes Cook time:5 minutes Total time:15 minutes

  • 1 Big onion.
  • 2 red chilies.
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped ginger/inji(peeled and washed).
  • 1/4 cup bengal gram/kadala paruppu.
  • 1 tbsp oil.
  • 1 tsp jaggery(optional),gives a little kick to the chutney.
  • little tamarind(optional) ,reduce the spiciness of ginger.
How to make Ginger chutney:
  •  Add tbsp of oil to tava and fry chopped ginger pieces for 5 minutes or until it shrinks(this step is to take excess spice in ginger).
  • Take the fried ginger out and add bengal gram and red chilies to same oil and fry it until colour changes .
  • Add onions and saute until it turns translucent.
  • Cool everything(ginger,onion,bengal gram,red chilies)and grind it along with required salt,tamarind and jaggery.
  • Ginger chutney is ready to be served.You can have it with pesarattu,vendhaya dosai or any dosa,idli.
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  • You can omit adding onions to this ginger chutney as i said earlier.
  • If you don't like adding tamarind or jaggery then omit it,but chutney will have the spiciness of ginger.

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    1. A great chutney recipe.....A different style of chutney....... totally yummy.... :)

    2. I love ginger chutney... I would just lick off the bowl clean.... YUM

    3. lovely chutney dear... ginger is the best digestion aider for sure...

    4. interesting chutney dear..will def try this..

    5. I love it perfect for sandwich spread too

    6. I make ginger tamblis but never tried the chutney.. looks so good Sathya

    7. Wow! Ginger chutney is so new to me. Looks YUM!

    8. Glad to see your yummy pics, u r improving a lot
      this is so tempting and refreshing. Lovely recipe :)

    9. Ginger chutney sounds interesting, Can imagine the taste... Sure to try sooner

    10. flavorful chutney!! summa jivvvvu nu irukkum!! :)

    11. Chutney looks interesting!!! Must try soon!

    12. Love this chutney, especially with pesarattu dosai..

    13. tis version of inji chutney looks yumm i make them with ginger n coconut shd try tis out


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