MANGO ALLAM PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Raw mango pieces – 2 cups

Ginger pieces – 1 cup

Grated jaggery – 3 cups

Red chilli powder – 3/4 cup

Oil – 1 1/2 tbsp

Salt to taste

TALIMPU [ optional ]

Oil – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds = 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel mangoes and cut into cubes. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash and clean the ginger. Cut the ginger into pieces and keep it aside.
  3. Grate the jaggery and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan . Fry chopped ginger for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and cool it.
  5. Take a grinder jar and add mango pieces, grated jaggery, salt and fried ginger.
  6. Grind it to a paste. Then add red chilli powder and grind for one more time. Transfer it to a bowl.
  7. Check out salt . For talimpu, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  8. Let them splutter and add all the remaning ingredients and fry for a few seconds and pour it over the grinded pachadi.
  9. Mix well. Can be served with vada, idli, dosa, pesarattu. You can serve pachadi without the talimpu also.

* This recipe was given to me by my sister valli.

KOBBARI MAMIDIKAYA PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Grated coconut- 1cup

Grated raw mango (sour mango) *- 3/4 cup to 1cup

Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup

Green chillies – 8 [ adjust to your spice level ]

Salt – 1 1/2 tsp

TALIMPU

Oil- 1tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Chana dal – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4 cloves

Dry red chilli pieces – 5 pieces

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Peel mango and grate it. Squeeze the grated mango with hand to extract water and keep it aside. You can use this water in rasam.
  2. In a mortar and pestle, mash green chillies and coriander leaves to a coarse paste.
  3. Take a bowl. Add freshly grated coconut,salt, grated mango and the previously made green chilli coriander paste.
  4. Mix well and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  5. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one. Fry for few seconds and pour it over the coconut mix.
  6. Mix well and adjust seasonings.
  7. *If mango is too tangy, reduce grated mango.

HOTEL STYLE ALLAM CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Allam [ginger]- 1/3 cup peeled and cut into chunks

Green chillies – 17 to 20 cut into 2 pieces [ adjust to your spice level ]

Roasted chana dal – 3/4 cup

Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp

Curry leaves – 1/3 cup loosely packed

Mashed garlic – 8 cloves

Jaggery – 1/3 cup

Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Tamarind – small lemon size

Water – 3/4 cup to 1 cup for grinding

This recipe was given to me by my househelp – Bhavani

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add allam [ginger] pieces and cumin seeds .Fry on medium flame for 3 minutes.
  2. Then, add coriander seeds and fry for 1 minute. Add mashed garlic.
  3. Fry on low flame for 1 minute. Add green chillies and curry leaves. Fry for 3 to 4 minutes and add roasted chana dal.
  4. Fry on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Switch off the flame and cool it. Transfer it to the grinder jar.
  5. Add salt, jaggery and tamarind. Grind it to a paste using water.
  6. Adjust seasoning. Adjust water for grinding according to the consistency you prefer

KARAM PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Chana dal – 4 tbsp

Urad dal – 1tbsp

Coriander seeds – 1 1/2tbsp

Cumin seeds – 1tsp

Dry red chillies – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup [adjust according to your level]

Oil – 1tbsp

Garlic – 8 mashed

Curry leaves – few

Salt to taste

Tamarind juice- 1 1/2 tbsp [ semi liquid]

Water for grinding

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add all the ingredients one by one expect salt ,tamarind paste and water.
  2. Fry on low flame till the dal becomes light brown colour.
  3. Switch off the flame and cool it.
  4. Grind it to a paste with water, salt and tamarind paste.
  5. Adjust seasoning.

DOSAKAYA PACHADI

INGREDIENTS

Dosakaya pieces – 1 cup bite size pieces

Idly karam podi – 2 tbsp [check out my previous posts]

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 1 1/2 tbsp

Talimpu

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Mashed garlic – 4 cloves

Dry red chilli pieces – 4

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Wash dosakaya well and wipe off with a clean cloth. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Peel the skin and deseed the dosakaya . Clean it and cut into bite size pieces.
  3. Take a bowl add dosakaya pieces, idly powder, red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt. Mix well and keep it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add all the remaning ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds and pour it over dosakaya mukkalu.
  5. Mix well. Adjust lemon juice and salt. Goes well with idly and dosa.

PEANUT CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS

Peanuts – 1/2 cup

Oil – 2 tsp

Medium size onion – 1 chopped into cubes

Garlic – 3 cloves

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Dry red chillies – 4 to 6 according to your spice level

Tamarind – small lemon size

TALIMPU

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Broken red chillies – 3 pieces

Curry leaves – few

METHOD

  1. Heat 1 tsp of oil. Add peanuts and fry on medium flame till it becomes brown.
  2. Cool it and transfer it into a grinder jar. Heat another teaspoon of oil in the same pan. Add onions and garlic.
  3. Fry onions for 3 to 4 minutes then, add cumin seeds, tamarind and red chilli.
  4. Fry for another 2 to 3 minutes. Switch off the flame.
  5. Transfer it to grinder jar and add salt. Grind it with 1/2 to 1 cup of water.
  6. For talimpu, heat 1tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter .
  7. Add broken red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for some time and pour it over the grinded chutney. Serve with dosa or idli.