allam chutney
Allam chutney recipe

Allam chutney recipe (Ginger chutney)

Allam Chutney Recipe

Ginger is a powerful root vegetable used to cure many illnesses traditionally with Ayurveda techniques. Allam chutney uses this root as the main ingredient and is a very tasty side dish for pesarattu, dosa and idli. This delicious chutney is quite simple to make too.

pesarattu allam chutney

Ginger helps improve our immunity, digestion and overall bone strength. So, why not try to use this good old spice as a chutney? Try this yummy allam chutney recipe (ginger chutney) today.


  1. Ginger – 2 square pieces of ginger (1 inch by 1 inch size) (allam/ingi)
  2. Onion -1 big
  3. Chana dal – 2 tbsp
  4. Red chili – 2
  5. Tamarind – 1 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp (Jeera)
  7. Oil – 1tbsp
  8. Salt – as needed

For tempering:

  1. Chana dal – 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Urad dal split – 1 tsp
  4. Red Chili – 1
  5. Curry leaves – 10
  6. Oil – 1 tsp


  • Roughly chop the ginger and onion into small pieces.
  • Heat a pan on the stove on a medium flame and add 1 tbsp oil to it.
  • Fry ginger, onion pieces for 2 minutes and transfer them to a clean plate.
  • Now fry cumin seeds, chana dal and red chili for a minute and switch off the stove.
  • Add tamarind to the pan and let all the ingredients cool down.
  • Grind the ingredients with salt in a blender/mixie using a little water if needed and the chutney is ready.
allam chutney ingredients
allam chutney ingredients


  • To temper (talimpu), heat a pan on a medium flame and add 1 tsp oil to it.
  • Now add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal and fry for a minute.
  • Add red chili, curry leaves and fry for a few seconds till they turn crisp and switch off the stove.
  • Pour the tempering on the grinded chutney and Allam chutney is ready!
Ginger chutney recipe/Allam chutney recipe
Allam chutney recipe

Also read: Simple coconut chutney recipe

ginger chutney

Also read: Ragi Dosa Recipe


  • You can soak tamarind in water for a few minutes and use that water to grind the chutney.
  • Tempering is optional.
  • Adjust spice level by increasing or decreasing number of red chilies.
  • Check out Preethi Blue Leaf 3 Jar Mixer Grinder. I like this mixie as it gives a smooth chutney.
Allam chutney is a great combination for Pesarattu, an Andhra breakfast delicacy. Check out this simple side dish for pesarattu, idli and dosa made from the healthy ginger root.
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Priyadarshini Rajendran is a travel enthusiast, avid reader and a passionate writer. She has a few of her books published and is writing more books. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a software consultant taking breaks for her travels. Her blog is her passion and she writes about travel, books and food on the blog. She offers customized itineraries for South Indian destinations.

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