May 05, 2015

Allam Pachadi (Ginger Pickle / Thokku)

Allam Pachadi is the all time favorite side dish for anything on your plate. This is an authentic , traditional pickle/chutney/thokku of Andhra pradesh with heavenly taste. Will tickle your taste buds with its exotic spicy, tangy and sweet flavours. After I was born my family  lived  in Vijayawada for  few years  and my mom learnt it then. This is her signature recipe  and I learnt making this from her when i was just 15 years old. Even my husband's family memnbers and friends are great fan of this. It can be even used as a dip or spread. This flavourful and Spicy Pickle stays fresh even for two months.....

Ingredients for making Allam Pachadi:

Ginger 500gms
Tamarind a big lemon size
Red chilli powder 5 tb spoons
Jaggery powder 6 tb spoons
Crystal salt 4 tb spoons
Gingelly oil 150 ml
Mustard seeds, chana dal and 2 red chillies for seasoning

How to make Allam Pachadi?

Wash the ginger well without any dirt and wipe them dry.
Peel the skin and cut them to small pieces.
Boil 50 ml of water and soak the tamarind in the hot water.
Wait till the hot water gets cooled.

Now take a bigger size mixie jar and add the ginger pieces, jagery powder, salt, red chilli powder and the soaked tamarind (without water) into it and grind to very fine smooth paste.
Then add the water in which the tamarind was soaked and grind further to smooth paste.
Transfer the stuff to a broad bowl.

Heat a wok with 150 ml of gingelly / sesame oil.

Add the seasoning items.
When the chana dal becomes roasted red , pour the oil on the ginger stuff in the bowl  and mix well with a ladle.

Once the pickle gets cooled store it in a glass bottle.
It can be stored for months in refrigerator and used.
It can be spread on the rotis and rolled for lunch box.
It gives a heavenly taste when had with idli, dosa and pesarratu.
Can be mixed in hot rice and had with any raithas.


  1. Ahoy,
    Glad to admit it! How come you make the good ol’ kitchen new every day?

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    Bon Appetite

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    Hamida, Content Manager, Sulekha US

  2. This is mouth watering!!!