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Allam Pachadi| Ginger Chutney Andhra style

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I am writing this blog as a continuation to my Andhra Pesarattu recipe as the Pesarattu dosa is incomplete without this delicious spicy, tangy ginger chutney called Allam Pachadi. ❤️

Before trying this, I used to wonder how a chutney with only ginger can taste but as soon as I tasted it, I fell in love with the flavours. So so delicious for words. It’s a made for each other combination with the Pesarattu. 😍

Hope you all try and love it with Andhra Pesarattu too. Happy and healthy cooking! ❤️

RECIPE:

Ingredients: { Serves 4 }

2 tsp Coconut Oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp Urad dal

A pinch of Hing/ Asafoetida

A sprig of Curry leaves

2 to 3 Red chillies

About 1/2 Cup Chopped Ginger ( 6 to 7 pieces of 1 inch each)

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1 Tbsp Jaggery powder

2 to 3 Tbsp Tamarind pulp

Salt to taste

For seasoning:

1 tsp Coconut Oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds

A sprig of Curry leaves

Step by step recipe:

1. Heat oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal and hing. Fry till Urad dal turns slight brown.

2. Add red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds.

3. Add chopped ginger and turmeric powder. Fry till ginger turns soft.

Note: Don’t fry ginger too much or else it will turn bitter. Just fry for a minute or so till ginger turns soft.

4. Add to a mixer grinder.

5. Add Jaggery powder and Tamarind paste. Also add salt and little water. Grind to a smooth paste. While grinding, add little by little water to bring to chutney consistency.

6. Heat coconut oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Fry for few seconds. Pour over the chutney. Mix well.

Serve with Andhra Pesarattu/ Whole Moong dosa.

Notes:

* This chutney is very spicy as it needs to be spicy to be enjoyed with Pesarattu dosa. If you prefer less spicy, add only 1 Red chilli.

* Be careful while frying ginger. Fry till it turns soft only. Takes about a minute. Over frying can make it bitter.

* You can increase jaggery and tamarind paste to your taste.

* Check the recipe of Andhra Pesarattu here:

Andhra Pesarattu

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Andhra Pesarattu with Allam Pachadi | Green Moong dosa with Ginger Chutney

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Yet another dosa on the blog, 33rd dosa recipe to add on to my collection – Dosa Corner. This time it’s a special recipe from Andhra Pradesh – Pesarattu or whole green gram dosa with a spicy, tangy chutney called Allam Pachadi. We had this for breakfast today and the flavours are still strong in my taste buds. ❤️

The basic recipe of Pesarattu is the same but many people make different additions to it, like top it with onions and carrots or fill it with upma to make Pesarattu Upma but this combination of plain Pesarattu with Allam Pachadi is what is loved the most by us. ❤️

Pesarattu is a great way to add the healthy green gram into your diet, specially if your kids love dosas. I make small dosas for my kids and they get attracted by the unique green colour of the dosas. ❤️

Hope you all try and love this dosa too. Happy and healthy cooking! ❤️

RECIPE:

Ingredients: (1 Cup = 240 ml)

{ Makes 7 to 8 large dosas }

1 Cup Whole Green Moong / Green gram

2 Tbsp Rice flour/ Rice powder

2 tsp Jeera/ Cumin seeds

1 inch Ginger piece

1 to 2 Green chillies

A sprig of Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Step by step recipe:

1. Wash well and soak whole moong in a large bowl with atleast three times the water, overnight or for 8 hours.

Note: You can also soak for 4 to 6 hours but for me, soaking overnight works best as I make Pesarattu in the morning.

2. Drain the water completely. Add the soaked Moong to a mixer jar. Also add, chopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds, rice powder and salt.

3. Add water little by little and grind to a smooth paste.

Note: It took me about 1/2 Cup of water to get the right consistency of batter. See that that batter is not too thick nor too thin.

4. You can make dosas instantly. This dosa does not need fermentation. Now heat a dosa tawa and when it is hot, pour a ladle of dosa batter and spread into a large circle.

5. Cover and cook till the surface cooks. Add oil/ ghee on the edges and center of the dosa. Now flip and cook for half a minute.

6. Remove and serve hot. This dosa tastes best when hot from the tawa. Serve with Allam Pachadi.

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Notes:

* Pesarattu is served with Allam Pachadi. You can check the recipe here – Allam Pachadi/ Ginger Chutney

* You can soak the whole moong for 4 to 6 hours also if you plan to make the dosas during day time. Soaking less time makes the dosa crispier. For me, soaking overnight works best, so I soak that way.

* Be careful while adding water while grinding the batter. Too much water will lead to a thin batter and you won’t be able to make dosas. Add water little by little while grinding.

* This dosa does not need fermentation of the batter. You can make dosas instantly.

* I add 2 Tbsp Rice flour. You can increase by 2 Tbsp of you like crisp dosas.

* This dosa batter does not taste as good after refrigeration. So best to make in small quantities and use rather than refrigerate. I use 1 Cup Moong to soak and I get 7 dosas which are sufficient for breakfast for us. My 1 Cup measures 240 ml.

* This dosa tastes best when had hot from the tawa.

* You can also check:

Moong Sprouts and Oats dosa

Sprouted Moong Methi Sukke

All my 33 Varieties of Dosa recipes