Allam Pachadi Recipe With step by step photos | Hows to do Andhra style Allam Pachadi | Andhra Allam Pachadi Recipe | Ginger Chutney Recipe | Andhra Ginger Chutney | Shunti chutney
Allam Pachadi is a popular Andhra style Ginger chutney. It is filled with bursting flavours of ginger, complemented with a perfectly balanced taste of spiciness, slight tanginess and a tinge of sweetness. This Allam pachadi is one kickass popular combo with Pesarattu. It tastes equally delicious with other South Indian dishes like Dosa/idli / ubbu rotti and even curd rice.
My son hates Ginger and the first time I made him eat this chutney, I didn’t reveal the star ingredient. One bite of Pesarattu with ginger chutney and he immediately came to know that Amma has fooled him and made him eat ginger. But to my surprise, he liked the chutney and since then never makes a fuss about ginger in this avatar. I guess that’s the magic this tangy sweetish spicy shunti chutney can create.
Hero of the day for today’s chutney is Shunti / Ginger. As per Ayurveda, Ginger has got a lot of health benefits like it aids digestion thus relieves indigestion; it is an effective cure for congestion, sore throat, cold and cough; it is used in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory problems; treats dizziness, nausea, vomiting,.. etc. In Karnataka, a new mom after delivery is given Shunti lehya , which is said to aid healing of uterus. You can also check how to Shunti tambuli
There are several different versions of the Allam pachadi . Some pickle make it in the form of pickle too. I will share that version sometime later .. today let’s see how to make this easy Andhra style ginger Chutney. Do give a try .. I am sure you will love it.
Few variations and points to note while making Allam Pachadi :
- Use fresh ginger. Too old or over matured ginger makes chutney bitter.
- Sauteing ginger till they are slightly golden enhances the taste.
- To make Allam Pachadi, use sesame oil for authentic taste. However, if you are not used to sesame oil taste, you can use any oil as per your choice.
- Don’t skip jaggery. Balancing the taste and making it slightly sweetish, little tangy and spicy is important. Do adjust them according to your preference.