Ginger chutney or allam chutney is one of the best home remedy for loss of appetite.Ginger is known to improve digestion.Also ginger chutney is a best match to have with pesarattu and with plain dosas too.It is easy to make and takes less number of ingredients.
Ingredients required: refined oil - 2 tbsp mustard seeds - 1 tsp urad dal - 1 tbsp dry red chillies(byadgi chillies) - 8 to 9 hing/asafoetida - peanut sized (or 1/4th tsp of hing powder) chopped ginger - 5 to 6 tbsp tamarind - small lime sized turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp jaggery - 9 to 10 tbsp(twice the quantity of ginger) salt - to taste Method: * Heat up oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds.Once mustard starts spluttering add urad dal. * Once urad turns slightly brown,add dry red chillies and fry for 2 minutes. * After frying red chillies add asafoetida,and chopped ginger. * Also add a small lime sized lump of tamarind. * Add turmeric powder fry for 1 more minute and turn off the flame. * Allow the dried ingredients to cool and then add them to a blending jar. * Add required amount of salt and grind them into a fine paste.DO NOT ADD WATER while grinding. * Transfer the chutney to a bowl.This chutney can be stored in an air tight jar at room temperature up to 4 or 5 days.
Step by step photos :
1.In a pan heat up oil.
2.Add mustard seeds and wait until it starts spluttering.
3,Next add urad dal and fry it until it turns slightly brown in color.
4.Next add byadgi red chillies and fry them for 2 minutes.
5.Next add hing and chopped ginger.
6.Fry it and add tamarind.
7.Finally add turmeric powder,fry well and turn off the flame.
8.Once the fried ingredients have cooled transfer them into blending jar.
9.Add required amount of salt and jaggery.Amount of jaggery should be twice that of ginger.Do not add water while grinding.