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allam chutney



Allam Chutney is a popular Andhra style chutney that is served with many tiffin items like idli, dosa, vada, and uttapams. It is prepared using ginger (allam in Telugu) and a host of Indian spices. The chutney has a sweet and tangy taste with a bit of spiciness. Not only does it taste amazing, but ginger is known for its numerous health benefits including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

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peeled and sliced ginger,

1/2 cup

tamarind pulp,

2 tablespoons

jaggery or sugar,

1 tablespoon

- 4

red chillies,


cumin seeds,

1/2 teaspoon


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste.



Step 1:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

Step 2:

Add red chillies and fry for a minute.

Step 3:

Add the ginger and fry on a low heat until it turns soft.

Step 4:

Let the mixture cool, then transfer to a grinder, add tamarind pulp, jaggery or sugar, and salt and grind into a smooth paste with some water.

Step 5:

Heat the remaining oil in the same pan, add the chutney and fry for a minute.

Step 6:

Remove from heat and allow it to cool.

Step 7:

Serve with hot idlis or dosa.

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