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Tasty Ginger Chutney

29 Mar

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Allam Pachadi.

Ginger is peeled and chopped up. It is then ground into paste along with green chiles, tamarind and jaggery. This chutney is condensed with huge flavors. So use sparingly. Serve tasty ginger chutney with idly, dosa, utappam, etc…
Makes: around 1/2 Cup of Tasty Ginger Chutney.

Ingredients:

Ginger 6 – 8 inch Piece
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Jaggery 2 – 3 inch Block
Tamarind 5 inch Piece
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Soak tamarind in little bit of hot water for sometime.
Peel, wash and roughly chop ginger.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Mash jaggery to make it easier for grinder to grind.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add green chiles.
Fry for couple of seconds, add ginger, fry briefly and remove from heat.

Cool the mixture for couple of minutes and grind it along with jaggery, tamarind and salt.
When the mixture becomes thick paste, remove the ginger chutney onto a bowl.
Serve ginger chutney with idli, dosa, utappam, roti etc..
Notes: Make sure not to over fry the ginger.

Suggestions: Use thick tamarind extract to enhance the shelf life of ginger chutney. Make sure to adjust green chiles, tamarind and jaggery according to taste. Adjust the consistency of ginger chutney with water.
Variations: Check other chutneys here.
Other Names: Tasty Ginger Chutney, Allam Pachadi, Allam Chutney.