Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Allam Pachadi / Inji Thokku / Ginger Pickle !


This Allam Pachadi is not the usual chutney we make with onions and tomatoes along with Ginger  as a sidedish for Idli / dosa.. Those chutneys wont have more shelf life and you will have to finish it on the same day or two. But this pachadi / thokku without onion or much water stays upto ten days if stored well and refrigerated properly.
Ginger being a good medicine for cold and throat problems can be consumed in this form for winter other than the usual ginger tea. My dad loves this and often asks me to make when i visit home.


INGREDIENTS

English
Tamil
Telugu
Hindi
Quantity
Ginger
Inji
Allam
Adrak
150 gms
Garlic
Poondu
Vellulli
Lehsun
10 cloves
Dry Red Chilis
Kainda Milagai
Endu Mirapakaya
Sukhi Mirch
8 Nos
Green Chillis
Pachai Milagai
Pachi Mirapakaya
hari Mirch
2 Nos
Tamarind
Puli
Chinthapandu
Imli
lemon size
Pepper Corns
Milagu
Miriyalu
Kaali Mirch
1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds
Vendayam
Menthalu
methi dana
1/2 tsp
Red chili powder
Milagai Thool
Kara podi
Lal Mirch Powder
1 tsp
Coriander Powder
Dhaniya Thool
Dhaniya Podi
Daniya Powder
1 tsp
Salt
Uppu
Uppu
Namak
as needed
Jaggery
Vellam
Bellam
Gud
1 tsp
Oil
Ennai
Nune
Thel
4 tbsp
Mustard
kadugu
Aavalu
Rai
1 tsp
Cumin Seeds
Seeragam
Jeera
Jeera
1 tsp
Asafoedita
Perungayam
Inguva
Hing
a pinch



STEPS

  • Grind all the ingredients together (except Jaggery). Then add the thick tamarind paste and salt  and again grind it to a nice paste. 



  • In a pan add 3 - 4 tbsp oil , and add jeera, mustard and hing. Once mustard splutters add the ground paste and start cooking it. Do not add any extra water anytime.


  • It will take around 8 - 10 minutes for the mixture to cook and for the raw smell to fade. 
  • Add jaggery and again cook for 2 - 3 minutes
  • Once cooked well, the mixture starts leaving oil on the sides.
  • Adding more oil gives a more shelf life. 



  • Once cooled transfer to clean and dry container.. you can store in fridge for 7 - 10 days. 
  • Serve with rice, idli/dosa or just an accompaniment for variety rice.




Do  give a try for this cold winter. See you with another interesting recipe

With Love,

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